Surplus & Creativity: Kinder, Softer, Sweeter
2010 Sustainable Exhibition
Surplus and creativity: Kinder, softer, sweeter was an exhibition of selected works from the second design competition organized by the Affect Centre for Design Research. The second exhibition was again hosted in Wellington’s Conservation House foyer in December 2010.
Designed as a collaboration with Sven Mehzoud, and competition organiser Rodney Adank, the exhibition design reflecting the sustainable theme of the design competition showcasing the selected 31 pieces of art, furniture, and design.
The exhibition is constructed from hired forklift pallets and factory reject signboard sheet material. The pallets, made of recycled wood chip and sugar cane pulp, are strapped together with exposed ratchet tie-downs. The signboard sheet material was donated, as it was declared faulty after an error in the surface finishing. Flipped over, the sheets have found their use as a wrapping element, and create the wall and plinth surfaces for the exhibition pieces. At the end of the exhibition the pallets were returned to the supplier and used as originally intended, the ratchet tie-downs retained for future exhibitions, and the sheet material donated to Massey University's design students.