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2007 ‘TEN AGAIN’

For 100% Design 2007 the same 10 designers have reformed for ‘Ten Again’. Under the same theme of sustainability, the
designers have designed/collated/batch produced/curated 10 objects which were displayed at the same stand at 100% Design, Earls Court 2, London.

display: 20-24 September 2007
at: stand L85

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Carl Clerkin

‘Desperate Measures’

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I have spent a good part of this year living in a house without any services. Due to these conditions I have had to be extra resourceful, mostly with buckets.

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Chris Jackson

‘Ten Minus One’

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My contribution to Ten Again is a combination of objects and images that I have collected whilst travelling through South East Asia for the last 8 months. All of the subject matter has a sustainable theme, whether it is the use of a sustainable local material, or a social comment on issues which affect the local community, such as tourism.

One of the objects contradicts its construction from a seemingly ‘green’ material, as it is part of an industry that produces objects with a short lifespan, that come to a fiery end. Ten Minus One.

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Gitta Gschwendtner

‘Flame Lamps’

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It is really obvious that we all ought to use energy-saving bulbs. Nonetheless, retailers and the general public are reluctant to make the simple switch. I believe that people are unaware of how compatible new compact fluorescents are. In fact, they are attractive in their own right.

I have designed a collection of ten lights that showcase energy efficient candle bulbs. The ‘Flame Lamps’ are a play on the type of electric lights designed to mimic a sense of cosiness and tradition with their electric flame. The different lamp bodies hint at the burning of resources.

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Héctor Serrano

‘Reduced Carbon Footprint Souvenirs’

3D consultancy by Javier Esteban
Project sponsor by 3D Systems

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A collection of souvenirs that can be send by e-mail and then materialize using a 3D Printer (stereolithography rapid prototyping). No transport or standard production methods are required so the object carbon footprint is reduced to the minimum. The project question the way objects are manufactured and new technologies are applied to propose alternatives ways of reducing their impact on the environment.

The project becomes specially relevant as the 3D printers are getting smaller and more affordable. In the near future this technology will be as accessible as standard in-jet, so objects could be printed from our homes.

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Michael Marriott

‘Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.’
– Dalai Lama

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Ten coat hooks made from found or discarded things, a kind of sketch book of possible approaches to the perennial problem of where to hang your hat.

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Nina Tolstrup

‘1×1’

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The brief was to come up with 10 editions – for this year Ten again and thinking sustainable. My approach often is to explore how to make the maximum potential from a minimal palette. I took out some old scaffold boards and cut them up into 1 x 1 sections. The simplicity of the section and rawness of the wood sat well together. The result is a range of interior objects including lamps, a chair, ruler, hooks, trestles all made in the same 1 x 1 wood sections.

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Onkar Singh Kular

‘Norwood Road’

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A social pottery workshop for ten local men that either work, own businesses or are in some way connected to Norwood Road. They included my local green grocer, builder, carpenter, filmmaker, photographer, shopkeeper, potter and my daughter’s hairdresser. Norwood Road is currently in the process of planning for a large development that will turn the road into a high street with a new supermarket. Most of the small business that are located on the road will have to either close down or relocate. The pottery workshop was an opportunity to bring together a diverse group of local people to discuss the future development of Norwood Road and to engage in a delicate activity that involved throwing lots of clay.

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Sam Johnson

I took the title of ten again literally and started to think about what it might be like to be ten again. This concept developed into a series of conversations held with ten year olds at primary schools in South Tottenham. The conversations were prompted by a number of questions some of which were directly related to environmental/sustainability issues, others which were just about finding out what it’s like to be ten in 2007. Presented are ten of the best…

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Stephen Bretland

‘Sunglasses (made from cardboard)’

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I’ve never managed to look after a pair for very long. Why not make them more ephemeral and fleeting. Maybe used for one summer or just one holiday from biodegradable material. It’s easy to customize cardboard too, make yourself a new visor for a special occasion. The Eskimo’s made me do it.

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Tomoko Azumi

‘Granny’s Wisdom’

Old housekeeping books are full of hints for resourceful and sustainable ways to run your household. We started this project to re-discover old wisdoms for future use, based on our own traditions.

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10 individual napkin rings double as stamps to dye the owners sign on napkins. You do not have to wash napkins every time if they are not too dirty, and you know which napkin is yours.

10 symbols represent different personalities – We have chosen 10 signs from Adinkra wooden print blocks.

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