MUDAC - musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains

Compléments d’objets

From26.02.2003to01.06.2003

When design is reviewed by designers… Feeling insulted by the poor functioning of certain everyday objects – like a dripping teapot or a door which refuses to stay open – the two young Berlin designers Jörg Adam and Dominik Harborth put together an array of practical tricks to improve them in the exhibition Compléments d’objets (German title Helfershelfer, in English Accomplices).

They have also tackled the drawbacks of famous 20th-century creations such as the Landi chair and Philippe Starck’s lemon squeezer Juicy Salif. Presented for the first time at the St-Etienne Design Biennale in 2000, Compléments d’objets is an exhibition full of humour which offers interesting reflections on the relevance of objects.

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