Exhibition: The Misused Ironmongery X Taiwanese Hardware

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 20th Sep 2020

This exhibition has finished.

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Cost: Free of Charge

An exhibition that celebrates the overlooked charm of common hardware around the world.

If each item of hardware presents a solution to a problem in daily life, then a local hardware store provides a collective display, reflecting the life of a community it serves.

Industrial designer Liang-Jung Chen turns Kiosk N1C into a pop-up hardware concept store, offering ideas of ‘misusing’ daily hardware. The exhibition features a range of utilitarian hardware collected in Taiwan where the project was founded on observations of the local often humorous but intentional misuse of hardware. The project explores the notion that certain subtleties of a parent culture are revealed in the design and use/misuse of hardware around the world. The exhibition also presents the third iteration of the project, in collaboration with designer Will Laslett, a new collection of 10 objects made with British hardware exploring alternative contexts for these semi-finished products.

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Kiosk N1C,

108 Lower Stable Street,
Coal Drops Yard,