Making it yourself be it a chair, a lamp or a table is definitely a trend! Modifying and personalizing furniture and design objects offers an alternative to mass consumption and the unsustainable nature of many products. With the rediscovery of handicraft and the dissemination of designs and instructions in Internet there is a growing interest in making things oneself. The current do-it- yourself movement increasingly blends production and consumption in what is called a prosumer culture. The exhibition spotlights the background to the do-it-yourself phenomenon and asks about its significance for the design process. A generously dimensioned workshop is temporarily included in the exhibition, allowing visitors to continually contribute newly built design objects to Do It Yourself Design.
18.104.22.168.2015 Museum für Gestaltung, Schaudepot, Zurich
Presented by the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich and the MAK Vienna