Reduce, re-use, recycle. Reinvent. Hoxton Square concept store,
KK Outlet, went on a mission to discover how differently we might
work if we removed ourselves from the calculated world of machines
and computers, for a change, and utilised our own hands and
imaginations to create: A number of London's leading designers,
artists and stylists were approached and challenged to repurpose
everyday or found objects with this physicality in mind, creating
entirely new items using as little additional materials as
possible. Banana boxes transformed into bicycle mud-guards, paella
pans into side tables, handle-bars into chandeliers, estate-agent
signs into birdhouses, paintbrushes into coat hooks…and the list
As part of London's famed Design Week taking place in September, all the new creations will be on display at KK Outlet in a show entitled Object Abuse, and will feature pieces from the likes of Alexander Taylor, Dominic Wilcox, Michael Marriott, F.A.T, Peter Marigold and Max Lamb, to name a few. All the work is for sale through a silent auction, with the proceeds going to St Monica's of Hackney Primary School Art Department.
Next time, you'll think twice before you throw out those old wooden spoons.
Object Abuse is on at KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London, N1
6PB until 25 September.