Repair is Beautiful
Repair is Beautiful (2012)

‘The use of imperfect or incomplete tools draws on the imagination in developing the skills to repair and improvise.’ Richard Sennett

REPAIR IS BEAUTIFUL began with the idea of solving frustration. A broken object delivers frustration because it doesn’t achieve its functionality, but the same principle applies to a broken system that caused the financial crisis, which has affected our lives since 2008. In a time of uncertainty, taking things into our own hands and having the feeling of control back can be very therapeutic. Repair is Beautiful aims to give back this feeling of control – by scaling down a major society problem to a human size and projecting frustration upon broken objects that can be repaired through design and craftsmanship. The final outcome is a collection of intriguingly repaired objects imbued with new meaning and functionality. The once rejected objects reflect the environment that created them and call us to question our society as a whole.

Crafts Council


Ted research Interview


Repaired Collection

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Repaired Anglepoise

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Repaired Headphone

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Repaired Chair



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Repaired iPod Shuffle



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Repair is Beautiful will be participating in more exhibitions during 2012/13. For more information click on News.
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Paulo Goldstein
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