So the Object(ive) is?

October 14, 2006 at 10:23 am | Posted in Anime & Manga, General, Out and About, Sydney, Travel | Leave a comment

This week’s Sydney trip was to Object in Surry Hills. Object is a relatively small gallery space for industrial design pieces. Currently it is hosting the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award Exhibition which showcases the top ten finalists’ work ranging from chairs and tables to lamps and bookcases. While I admit to feeling a bit like walking into an Ikea store it was fairly interesting. Personally, I really liked the Halo watch (yes my first thought was the game) in terms of being a bit funky and being different to the norm in the competition.  Check it out under the People’s Choice section.

Object also had a smaller space above with an exhibit by a Japanese designer, Yuken Teruya, and while it was quick to glance around there was one cool piece. Teruya took some paper bags, like you’d get from a more upmarket store (so not brown paper grocery ones!) and then cut away images of forest scenes and lying it on the side giving it a diorama image.

Lastly, there was another Japanese piece in the foyer: Atelier Bow-Wow: manga pod. It looks quite cool and interesting with many a nook and cranny to store manga (or presumably any book) and sit around. Unfortunately, while the sign on the front of the door said that section should be open today, it wasn’t, somewhat annoying. Especially as it looks like you can actually read the manga on display. rapt! says that it looks great lit up at night too! They also have a small blurb about Yuken Teruya.

Object is located at the St Margaret centre on Bourke Street and is conveniently just a few minutes from Oxford Street. It sholdn’t take very  long to wander around and experience the design work giving you plenty off opportunity to check out the local cafes and many other Sydney sights.  Check their website before you go to see if the current exhibits are up your alley or stick your head in between coffees.

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