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Designer Sushi at Metalab

Challenging Sydney creatives to think outside the sushi box.

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BY jesse

August 23rd, 2010


Sydney Design 2010 might have wrapped up for the year, but there is still a chance to catch one of the highlights of this year’s program.

Ideas are never in short supply at Surry Hills’ Metalab and the conception and execution of Designer Sushi was no exception to their ever-inspiring line-up.

The collaborative exhibition currently on display set designers, editors, bloggers, and even chefs, the challenge of creating a piece of work from a random array of items confined to a little plastic box.

A total of 18 creatives responded to the brief, among them Liane Rossler of Dinosaur Designs, Metalab’s own creative director and metal smith Cesar Cueva and Oscillate Wildly chef Karl Firla.

Here are a few of the eceletic boxes and the designs that resulted.

boccalatte for designer sushi at metalb

Suzanne Boccalatte, of Boccalatte, interprets the contents of her sushi box.

boccalatte for designer sushi at metalb

 

cesar cueva for designer sushi at metalab

Metalab’s creative director Cesar Cueva re-imagines the key.

cesar cueva for designer sushi at metalab

 

john lee for designer sushi at metalab

Designer John Lee’s take on heart-shaped cookie cutters.

john lee for designer sushi at metalab

 

karl firla for designer sushi at metalab

A condom, honeycomb and test tubes inspire chef Karl Firla’s gastronomic science project.

karl firla for designer sushi at metalab

 

lianne rossler for designer sushi at metalab

Liane Rossler of Dinosaur Designs gets inspired by the rubbers used for sealing jam jars to create circular rings of Hama beads.

lianne rossler for designer sushi at metalab

 

toko for designer sushi at metalab

Pieces of hose make for a playful wall-mounted vase by Toko.

 

toko for designer sushi at metalab

Designer Sushi will be showing at Metalab until Saturday 28 August.

Metalab
metalab.com.au


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