Saturday, January 29, 2011


'Earrings', is an example of a type of 'everyday design', which is referred to in the text below. The image depicts a display 'object' composed by a jewellery vendor, and constitutes earrings (for sale) in a range of materials which is suspended on a cloth covered surface to create an eye catching 3D object in a busy shopping mall. Only on closer scrutiny of the display 'object' does the viewer become aware of the components which make up this 'object'. Often, the final aesthetic of 'everyday design pieces' is based on available resources (material and tools), relevant artisanal and cognitive skills levels, inherent and socially defined ideas of beauty, practicality and the functionality of the product within the given context.

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