Winner: Homeware design of the year 2021.The Misused by Studio Liang-Jung Chen elevates ubiquitous hardware to quality homeware.
As a multifaceted project that challenges the existing product design approach, The Misused serves as a participatory design platform that invites the public to upcycle everyday hardware items into sensible homeware products through a series of creative exercises such as research, reconfiguration, local material sourcing, democratic fabrication, and more. The outcome is a collection of both practical and thought-provoking homeware products that can be done by anyone, anywhere and anytime, with just a twist of creativity required.
Judges comments: "This project is executed in a fun, playful way. It engages and builds a platform for people getting involved in the community."