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OS Family of Objects
FUTURE HOMES, DESIGN MUSEUM, LONDON
7 NOVEMBER 2018 – 24 MARCH 2019
PARTICIPATION IN EXHIBITION OF THE DESIGN MUSEUM, LONDON
As part of the exhibition ‘The home of the future’ Belgium design studio OpenStructures invited Disarming Design from Palestine for their new commission titled A Family of Objects. It’s a collection of open-source, modular furniture produced in collaboration with four industrial producers, including furniture prototypes and hacks.
Designers Ghadeer Dajani and Qusai Saify adopted the OpenStructure grid and ideology, and designed together a new food container titled ‘Safartas’. The object consists of two ceramic and one wooden bowl, hold together by a leather belt. The bowls can be used to store food for outdoor lunches.
Qusai Saify: “Stacked in a public car on my way for a workshop in Ramallah the city I live in temporarily, I encountered a huge billboard showing a gigantic traditional building “future home” in striking bold letters that hit my eyes and caught my attention. I started visualizing this “future home” they are promoting to: my wife, me, our dog, and our flatmate live on the floor number 0 in a building that resembles the one on the billboard. I try my best to be nice to the people living in the same building “I address most of them by neighbor: hello neighbor, good morning neighbor… since I don’t know their names, to keep our relation formal.