Laura Shrimpton


Laura Shrimpton


Laura Shrimpton


Laura Shrimpton


Qinrun Yu


Qinrun Yu


Qinrun Yu


Qinrun Yu


Qinrun Yu


Qinrun Yu


Adhocism Part 1 - Design for recycling/Upcycling

1st June 2014

By far the most embraced of the TED 10, Design for recycling/Upcycling -the students approached the issues surrounding waste in varying ways.

Taking a humorous and personal approach to the subject,Laura Shrimpton developed Studio Shrimp outlining a clear mission statement defining the need to 'reduce the need to consume through reinventing disused and dismissed objects'

Offering consumers the opportunity to be part of the designing and making process, Studio Shrimp suggests to facilitate workshops and 'DO IT AT HOME' kits. Adding an important narrative to the unwanted, each object is given a new personality that in turn makes it into something that is desirable again. For instance the Beryl Stool which comes with a postcard telling her story.

Taking a very different approach to the same subject Qinrun Yu took a more poetic angle to her design process creating beauty out of waste.

A stitch student, she was concerned with up-cycling waste - finding a new purpose rather than just simply recycling it. Collecting waste from her home to include egg boxes and plastic milk bottles she mixed that with waste from the college studios such as off cuts of wood and thread from the floor of the stitch room.

The resulting material pieces offer up a beautiful palette of future materials that can be made into something entirely new. Her aesthetic and process echo's that of Sophie Rowley with her Material Illusions project offering a glimpse of future materials that are man made but resemble those found in nature.

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