Methods of imitation

3rd October 2011

With lots of discussion about copying as a homage and open source design, Methods of Imitation shown during London Design Festival is yet another exhibition opening up the dialogue making and references to borrowing and appropriating through design.

Favourites of mine Study O Portable alongside Markus Bergström & Karin Peterson, Daniel Eatock, Paul Elliman, Peter Marigold and Liliana Ovalle showed a series of proposals, products, suggestions or talking points to continue the debate/discussion of how we perceive a product or a design through our personal preconception or through our inherent understanding of a material, its values or its uses.

Study O Portable's Quartz crystal stood out for its simple beauty and its importance as a material in our lives being used in a long list of devices such as the radio, record player, television, telephone and computer. In the exhibition the quarts mimics the familiar form of a mirror but it disrupts and distributes the images and plays with our perceptions.



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