London gallery KK Outlet displays artists' repurposed everyday objects, to be auctioned off to benefit a local school's art department.

KK Outlet; Max Lamb’s Brick/Book Ends.

Last week saw the opening of Hoxton Square agency and gallery KK Outlet’s contribution to the London Design Festival, the exhibition ‘Object Abuse’. An interesting concept, a number of leading designers, artists and stylists were asked to remould, rebuild and repurpose everyday objects, using as little in the way of additional materials as possible. As you’d expect, interpretations differ from ingenious to downright cheeky.

Max Lamb’s book ends created from a halved London brick look great and are a perfectly plausible concept, as are Dominic Wilcox’s paintbrush hooks, Wilfred Wood’s bicycle handlebar chandelier, and Peter Marigold’s chess board coat hooks. Chopsticks turned into stilts for mice and a flat cap utilised as a cat flap stretch the imagination a bit more and bring a great sense of humour to the exhibition. Larger feats included Vogue Fabrics’ transformation of a sofa into a pantomime cow and Matthew Tully’s printing press borne from a TV cabinet.

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