Inspired by Scarcity

2011


Book about material shortages during World Wars I and II. During times of crisis, the world found itself seeking new ways of dealing with scarcity. Unusual materials and make-shift designs thus surfaced on both personal and social levels. Scarcity was a constraint that forged creative thinking.

Stories about different methods of dealing with scarcity were collected from all sorts of sources and compiled into this book. The book was divided into 7 different categories according to method: Extend, divide, multiuse, cut down, substitute, imitate, and protect.

Exhibition contribution:
Salone del Mobile 2012
Istanbul Design Bienniale 2013
Limewarf gallery, London 2013
Designing Scarcity, Het Nieuwe Instituut 2014