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Design on Show: Object Therapy

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Surry Hills Library

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Design on Show: Object Therapy

The library is putting architecture and design on show with a series of monthly talks featuring design experts from the City of Sydney area. In April, come and hear Guy Keulemans and Kyoko Hashimoto, 2 of the designers involved in Object Therapy, chat about their work.

Object Therapy is an exhibition and project that explores creative transformation and the notions of value and repair. The public has submitted 29 broken objects from furniture, ceramics and household appliances to jewellery and even a human. These busted pieces undergo ‘therapy’ where they’re reimagined by renowned Australian and International designers.

Through modification, Object Therapy demonstrates design solutions, highlights our attachments and allows us to rethink our consumption. Developed by Hotel Hotel in partnership with UNSW and ANU, this celebration of creative possibility and repair is showing at the Australian Design Centre from 6 April – 3 July before undertaking a national tour.

Guy Keulemans – Design repairer and research investigator, Object Therapy.

Guy is a multi-disciplinary designer and researcher working across product design, graphics and installation. In his practice, he produces critical objects informed by history, philosophy and experimental methodology. Major themes of his work are repair, generative processes and the environmental concerns of production and consumption. Guy has exhibited in Europe and Australia including ARS Electronica, the Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture, COCA Torun and the Australian Design Centre Object. He currently lectures at UNSW Art and Design.

Kyoko Hashimoto – Design repairer, Object Therapy

Kyoko is an internationally recognised contemporary jewellery designer and has operated studios in Tokyo, Eindhoven and Berlin where she also opened the concept store We Are All Made of Stuff. A graduate of the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Kyoko makes one-off and limited edition jewellery and objects with an emphasis on thematic investigation and expression.

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Image: Elizabeth’s Knitting Needles. Repaired by Kyoko Hashimoto and Guy Keulemans. Photo by Lee Grant. Image courtesy: Hotel Hotel. Object Therapy, Australian Design Centre, 23 March – 17 May 2017.

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