papairlines proudly present the exhibition Once Upon A Sponge, which opens on Thursday the 10th of May @8:00p.m. and will last until the 16th of June 2012, at TAF (5 Normanou Str., Monastiraki, Athens * GREECE)
The exhibition Once Upon A Sponge aims to showcase the different perspectives of design. Design is not just encountered in windows of high-end shops, but also something we experience and interact with on a daily basis: from a sign and a widely recognizable piece of furniture to a love note and a D.I.Y. object that adapts random and accessible materials. Design is about identifying, analyzing and solving problems in our everyday life as well as commenting on social phenomena and behaviors.
For the exhibition Once Upon A Sponge, 20 designers conceptualize and construct unexpected and imaginative narrative objects with the final destination being to show and tell stories through the use of the iconic yellow sponge. The sponge, a neglected everyday object, transforms into a construction material for the passengers – designers of papairlines who are invited to redefine the form and the established use of the sponge in order to challenge the perception of the public. The objects emerging from this process will be landing in TAF.
At the same time a collection of photographs showcases a series of spontaneous, D.I.Y objects, created by non-design professionals who, lacking resources, creatively subvert existing objects to solve problems and overcome design weaknesses.
Marcia Argyriades, is participating with the prototype stool / side table SpongeWho SquareKnit.
A collection of handmade gold leaf hand gilded medals in an attempt to ‘award’ some state employees and officials for their ingenuity! Mocking the top 10 most ‘hilarious’ Greek benefits given to state employees through a designers point of view.