Makers know all about the beauty of unfinished objects but it’s rare that this is half-made state is celebrated outside the privacy of the studio. ‘In the Making’, an exhibition curated by British design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby (creators of the 2012 Olympic torch) sets to change that by putting more than 20 unfinished objects centre stage at the Design Museum. ‘Often the object is as beautiful, if not more so, than the finished product,’ they explain. ‘We want to demystify how these objects are made and encourage interest and intrigue into the different manufacturing techniques and how they can inspire future design ideas.’
‘Highlights include the beginnings of a trilby hat, an uncut block of pencils, a half-shaped French horn and that iconic torch in the flat. Fascinating stuff.
In the Making runs at The Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD 020-7940 8783 from 22nd January until 4th May 2014. www.designmuseum.org/exhibitions/2014/in-the-making