Remarkable Repairs Competition at Platform21

Remarkable Repairs Competition at Platform21

Sarah Rainwater
Oct 8, 2009

Dutch design group Platform21 (remember their IKEA hack contest?) recently held a remarkable repairs competition and posted a Repair Manifesto that opposes throwaway culture, encourages people to view repairs as a creative challenge, and seeks to make repairing cool again.

The competition winner was Siba Sahabi who repaired a plastic bag (image 1) with beautiful results. Other entries range from the ingenious (coke bottle gutter repair) to the hilariously ridiculous (umbrella railing replacement), but all are great examples of using repairs an opportunity to think creatively.

Read more about the Platform21 = Repairing project on their website, which includes lots more images of repairs and the Platform21 Repair Manifesto.

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