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The Beginning of Product Mutation by Wannayos Boonperm

Kingston University graduate Wannayos Boonperm has made a series of objects by splicing together familiar household and office products, including this combined watering can and telephone (above).

Top: Telewaterphone
Above: Fountainzor-Pen

Called The Beginning of Product Mutation, the designs include a computer mouse joined to a washing-up brush and combination grater and shredder, all painted cream.

Above: Gredder

Here's some more information from the designer:

The beginning of product mutation

The global economic crisis has forced the closure of many companies creating multiple job losses.

Above: Brouse

Images of bankers leaving offices in Canary Wharf with boxes of office possessions under their arms signalled a tangible beginning of the downturn for many.

Above: Stanger

In most cases the redundant move on, retraining to survive in a climate that no longer needs their particular skill or service.  But what becomes of the objects in the box?

Above: Marking-Brush

This project speculates that the redundant objects, like their owners also strive for survival, for a new existence where they are useful once again.

Above: Slotted-Pentula

Deposited and forgotten within the household, they acclimatise to their new environment and familiarise themselves with the objects around them.

Above: Stammer

Slowly they mutate and evolve.  The project captures the objects at an undefined point within the process and raises the question whether the products around us may one day be as adaptable to change as we are.

Above: Toothprush