M  A  N  I  F  E  S  T

Designers exist solely via the simple structure of crisis in which solutions, manipulations and incarnations counterbalance perpetual problems, challenges and obstacles.

We are the mediators of fact that regurgitate inarticulate laboratory knowledge into legible three-dimensional translations.

The majority of ‘designers’ are not inventors or innovators, they are alchemists, perpetually searching for a means to create gold from the bare bones of science. Designers appropriate scientific fact and mediate this immaterial knowledge in such a way as it can perform a practical function to both the ‘user’ and big business.

We represent the lens of elucidation through which science and technology are simultaneously projected back onto the human body.

P  E  R  P  E  T  U  A  L   C  R  I  S  I  S

How Can we turn a crisis into a positive opportunity?
The best way is to create a 'domino effect' or perpetual state of crisis.
By instinctively solving one crisis, your resolution could, in turn create the next emergency situation that needs to be rectified.
This takes the refined decision making process of "what to design next?" out of your hands, leaving you unprejudiced and more perceptually aware.



O  B  S  O  L  E  S  C  E  N  C  E

Rather than manufacturing in crisis with "Planned Obsolescence," I want to design for manufacture that is considered obsolete.

George Fereday

George Fereday
/////////////////Royal College of Art, Design Products, Platform 10

george@georgefereday.com


Crisis Shop - Sold Out!

Crisis Shop - Sold Out!
22nd - 27th April @ Milan Salone Furniture Fair 2009

Crisis Shop featured in.....

Monday, 16 November 2009















Modular Book Shelves For :


THE BIBLIOTHEQUE DU CENTER AERE

The Bibliothèque du Centre Aéré (BCA) collect books of interest that are out of print or missing traditional distribution channels. The collection comes in the form of facsimiles available on-site consultation, on loan and also in exchange (cons another book that may interest us). This choice of cheap facsimile instead of 'precious' originals de-dramatise the 'precious books reading approach'. And more practically, allows us to let the Library live by itself without inviligating. We count on the reader, the deal is in its hand, stolen items are replacable. Taking advantage of its facsimile situation, TheBibliothèque du Centre Aéré is obviously multiple, transportable and can be physically located in several place simultaneously (galleries, bookshops, events, or in a tree,...)


The Bibliothèque du Centre Aéré is in continuous extension, so potentially infinit. Which mean, that the BCA Furnitures (the one you will design) are the windows openned on this imaginarly bigger library. They house from time to time, from place to place, a selected sample of the Library. It's in a way like an small exhibition space (but a space to place in another space). A kind of miniature theater that belongs to the world of books and libraries. It calls on books, mostly (but book shelves houses sometimes other things). It's a space to curate around books. Another thing: A library catalog will be Published regularly.


THE BCA CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM ( The Curator constraints)

As every library, the BCA has a classification system to index and organize the library materials. It was born of the need to find an alternative to Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) used in most libraries of the world. The UDC favors archiving. It distributes books in hierarchical and absolutes classes that cover all the knowledges. On the contrary, the CAC (Centre Aéré Classification) is a relative system that promote transdisciplinary research. Due to its structure, it can not classify all knowledges and is limited only to those entering the Library. This system is intentionnaly designed to emphasizes stray, wandering idle and random cross disciplinary discovers. It also prevent an overview of the library to potentially extend it to the infinite.










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