What’s Old Is New Again

What are we supposed to do with the thousands upon thousands of obsolete objects, products – household DESIGNS – that earn this bittersweet status of being put out to pasture? The SVA MFA Design / Designer as Author + Entrepreneur’s first year students taking the 3D imaginings class taught by Kevin O’Callaghan have been planning a retrofit festival of household wares that will take you back and forward at the same time.

The exhibit opened just yesterday and will remain on view for two weeks at the SVA Gramercy Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street. Below are just a few of the stunning offerings.

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Chair made from typewriter. Mohammad Sharaf

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Recycled junk mail. Marjorie Lin

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Wood type chair. Nham Wongpradu.

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Encyclopedia fireplace. Najeebah Al-Ghadban

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Marble chair. Patricia Sanchez.

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Celluloid chandelier. Eivor Pedersen.

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Film camera hangers. Mingu Lee (top). Snail mail stuffed couch. Gilad Foss (bottom)..

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Rotary phone tableware. Sasha Prood

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Switchboard breakfront. Megan Daley.

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Playboy bed set. Luisa Velez.

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45 rpm chair. Reham Ibrahim.


See it live at SVA Gramercy Gallery.


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