The design variants from this summer’s design and form lab are variations exploring a postmodern lifestyle concept.
They explore materials and combinations of this original design. The furniture in this picture is as the furniture in the lab, made from MDF or plywood. They are well known, art historical examples made by the North-American artist Donald Judd. As minimalist and conceptual art on the verge to design, are they also examples of the term design-art.

The lab is oriented towards the possible future of an art-space “saloon” workshop, based on its material and topical exploration.

They are made for situations within a home or private living context.
The black stool of the lab this summer is made for use in my private office-space and studio.

Stool with cover in black wool, and hank in blue and black polyester.
Post-war design such as the module design of Charles and Ray Eames is the inspiration for many artists today working with relational aesthetics, post-conceptualism, encounter-art, and/or the topic or intertext of social art and design.

The prototypes workshop and its design and form lab is questioning module design, diy design, lifestyle design, design for small spaces, urban design, home and living, Murphy’s law and more.

Murphy’s law…

My dad testing the white stol.

There are four prototypes. These are variations on the same diy-redesign.

Next week on this blog I will post pictures of the last variants.

White stool Haute Couture lab

Redesign, recontext, recolor…

Remake is to put something that has been out of production, into production again. Sometimes the term is used in order to say something about non-commercial activities. Remake as a cultural activity can relate to cult and cultivation, special interest and specialization.
Up-cycling is to recycle – to recycle, update and give new life to.

Recontext

OCA ISP

Redesign

Bo Bedre

Recolor

LB/DF [Jotun]