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R for Repair exhibition features toothy seashell and storytelling clock radio



Ten designers have created new pieces from broken objects, including a clock radio that tells stories and a seashell that has been given an eerily realistic tongue and teeth, for the R for Repair exhibition in Singapore.
Curator Hans Tan chose a selection of designers for the project, which was commissioned by the DesignSingapore Council and aims to show how repairing discarded items can help us change how we think about waste.
"Being a designer-maker in Singapore where natural resources are scarce and craft fabrication practices hard to come by, the use of waste and found objects has been a common thread in my own works," said Tan, who teaches sustainability and design at the National University of Singapore.
Top image: an exclusive video about the exhibition for Dezeen. Above: Kinetic SG "repaired" glasses for the exhibition Members of the public replied to an open call for the exhibition by sending in objects that were broken or had stopped working but still held sentimental value. Tan Geok Khim sent in a cup that was part of a collection that had belonged to their mum.
"One day, I accidentally broke a handle on one of the cups," Khim said. "Until this happened, I did not realise they were so important to me because I just could not bear to throw away the broken cup."
Its sharp edges were smoothed to create a new object
Atelier HOKO "repaired" the cup by smoothing down the sharp edges where the handle used to sit, turnin...
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