In The Making, curated for the Design Museum by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, captures objects mid-manufacture and puts the aesthetic of the unfinished centre stage. Varying from the £2 coin to a tennis ball, a surprising range of objects have been chosen by founders of the design studio BarberOsgerby to be exhibited in an unfinished state, celebrating the intriguing beauty of the making process and revealing the unexpected quality that everyday objects have before assuming their final, recognisable form.
The show gives a glimpse of the designers’ ongoing dialogue with manufacturing that is so distinctive to their practise. Throughout their careers, Edward and Jay have had a technical curiosity and fascination with the making process. The way in which things are created has had a profound influence on them and continually inspires their work. ‘We have always been fascinated by the making process as it is an integral part of our work. We have curated an exhibition that will provide a platform to capture and reveal a frozen moment in the manufacturing process and unveil an everyday object in its unfinished state. Often the object is as beautiful, if not more so, than the finished product!’
These partially made objects give an insight into the design thinking that has driven this duo to such acclaimed success, including designing the London 2012 Olympic Torch, which went on to be awarded the Design Museum’s Design of the Year 2012. Their multidisciplinary approach challenges the boundaries of industrial design, architecture and art.
In The Making Events Programme @ Design Hub, Dublin Castle
DESIGN BITES TALKS:
Alternate Thursdays 1.15pm
Design Bites is a new series of informal design, making and innovation talks over a cuppa. Pop out at lunchtime for a 30 mins of fresh thinking and conversation at the Design Hub @ Dublin Castle. These bite-sized talks are a curated range of informative snapshots from designers, makers and innovators. Connecting with themes within Irish Design 2015 exhibitions, DESIGN BITES aims to spark conversation, share ideas and possibly spur new collaborations. Bring your sandwich and we’ll provide the tea, biscuits and design ideas for you to chew on.
Thurs 15th Jan, Meithal Mara - Making the coracle with Ross Kenny
Thurs 29th Jan, Stryker - Innovation in medical design with Gearoid Walsh
Thurs 12th Feb, Deanta Design - Objects of purpose with Andrew Clancy
Thurs 26th Feb, Gazel Designs - Rethink the everyday with Kevin Doherty
Thurs 12th Mar, Love & Robots - Collaborative design for the digital age with Emer O’Daly
FAMILY DAY DESIGN WORKSHOPS:
Alternate Saturdays 10.30am + 12noon
Fun family workshops developed to nurture creative thinking, teach design and develop making skills in children. Workshops explore ideas within the ID2015 exhibitions, starting with a tour to gather inspiration.
Sat 17th Jan, TIN TRUMPETS with Orla O’Grady
Sat 31st Jan, PAPER PENCILS with Carrie Lynam
Sat 14th Feb, CUTOUT PRINTS with Caroline Ryan
Sat 28th Feb, BUILDING BRICKS with Kate Murtagh Sheridan
Sat 14th Mar, STITCHED SLIOTARS with Gabi McGrath
10.30am: 5-8 yrs | 12noon: 9-13 yrs