Designers at New York exhibition showcase "poetic responses" to mass extraction - architecture and design

Designers at New York exhibition showcase "poetic responses" to mass extraction



Works by Fernando Laposse, Paul Cocksedge and Studio Raw Material were among those shown as part of New York gallery Friedman Benda's group exhibition highlighting sustainable approaches to design.
Called Under Present Conditions, the show included collectible designs by 11 established and emerging talents from around the world, whose work deals in both social and environmental sustainability; overconsumption and the overexploitation of resources.
"Central to the exhibition is the exploration of materials, as opposed to mass processes of industrialization and extraction," said Friedman Benda.
"The works presented are personal expressions of and, in some cases, poetic responses to the conditions that we live under. Recycling, upcycling, and reimagining the life cycle of materials are crucial themes." Under Present Conditions was an exhibition showcasing sustainable design at Friedman Benda
Many works included reused materials to change perceptions about waste objects, including a chair made with recycled cardboard by British designer Max Lamb.
Burkinabé designer Hamed Ouattara addressed the issue of waste ? as well as the impact of unidirectional global consumption ? by repurposing oil drums for a cabinet called Tombouctou II.
According to the gallery, designers also utilised digital technology to develop new processes and identify previously undiscovered material properties.
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