A number of emerging designers have been selected for the Design Museum’s annual Designers in Residence program. Freyja Sewell, Harry Trimble and Oscar Medley-Whitfield, Lawrence Lek and Yuri Suzuki will explore ideas of economy and resourcefulness through objects, environments and experiences. The designers were given the brief “Thrift” and the resulting projects will be on display from 5 September 2012 until 13 January 2013.
Media and materials vary throughout the exhibition, with designers exploring noble resources like wool and ceramics, or moving into technology with electronics. Freyja Sewell’s investigation into the potential of by-product wool fibers from the British carpet industry echoes Yuri Suzuki’s desire to teach people how to repair new electronic products. Both projects examine sustainability and the need to exploit local and waste materials.