Improvisation machine by Annika Frye Improvisation machine by Annika Frye
Improvisation machine by Annika Frye Improvisation machine by Annika Frye
Improvisation machine by Annika Frye Improvisation machine by Annika Frye

Improvised design: Objects in a different mould

08 : 10 : 2012 Design : German : DIY

Istanbul – Young German designer Annika Frye will illustrate how (wo)man and machine can collaborate to create objects with a hand-crafted feel.

Her low-tech Improvisation Machine, on show at the Istanbul Design Biennial this week, produces objects by rotating a hand-made mould to make idiosyncratic containers.

The resulting one-off items, called Improvised Objects, contrast with the perfect repetitions created by mass-production techniques. The objects are meringue-like fragile plasterworks with an unpolished charm. Wooden stands and handles are introduced on an ad-hoc basis, adding to their DIY craft character.

Frye hopes the machine will be considered as a piece of furniture in its own right, as well as a production tool. It will be installed at the Biennial from 10 October to 13 December as part of the Adhocracy exhibition, curated by Joseph Grima.

LS:N Global will be in Istanbul for the opening of the 2012 Design Biennial. Look out for our show review.

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