The designers wanted to reexamine the concepts associated with the activities and tools surrounding household tasks, and proposed a renewed sense of engagement between humans, objects and their environment. The designers were tasked to explore the virtues of focused work and cleanliness that the Shakers regarded as a path to enlightenment. The collection includes 50+ new objects created by 26 international designers. Hands to Work is curated by Studio Gorm, Christopher Specce and Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, with overall creative direction by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio.
<a href="https://design-milk.com/furnishing-utopia-3-0-hands-work/furnishingutopia_handstowork_2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/furnishingutopia_handstowork_2-810x977.jpg" alt="Furnishing Utopia 3.0: Hands to Work" /></a> <a href="http://www.shakerdesignproject.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Furnishing Utopia 3.0: Hands to Work</a> is an exhibition presented by <a href="https://www.dwr.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Design Within Reach</a>, which explores the design legacy of the Shakers. The theme for this exhibition was focused around chores, conventionally understood as tedious, burdensome work to be avoided.
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