The idea of turning “garbage” to “gold” is as old as alchemy and has misled many if not most about its meaning ever since the first pursuit. Beyond materiality and through the objects we possess, the combination of function and fictions formed around one’s life create the transcendental spark that generates our manifested environments true worth.
Artists and designers have always been at the forefront of these explorations. When stepping into the field of interior design, no stone — or in this case, couch cushion — goes unturned.
The familiar yet atypical nature of artistic design practice modifies our expectations of materiality and experience which will be seen through ergonomic exploration and (re)fabrication of everyday things remade into new.
During the run of the exhibition, the gallery will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 2-5pm, with extended hours during the DesignTO Festival, Fridays to Sundays, 12-6pm.