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Beautiful Obsolescence

The short lifespan of many manufactured products is a familiar story. Many items we buy are soon unwanted and discarded. Consumer electronics and gadgets are particularly prone to a short functional lifespan as a consequence of rapid technological change.

This exhibition presents a selection of beautifully designed but ultimately obsolete consumer electronics and gadgets. Alongside, computed tomography x-ray images reveal a hidden inner beauty of these unloved products. Reimagine obsolete products devoid of functional utility as distinctive and beautiful forms. Products are drawn from a collection acquired over many years by the Industrial Design program at the University of New South Wales.

Date: 2 - 11 September

Location: Michael Crouch Innovation Centre (MCIC) Ground floor, Building E10, UNSW

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Page Last Updated: 23 Aug 2016