London Design Festival 2013: a basketball hoop that catches the ball, an elderly broom and a bucket that's meant for kicking feature in an exhibition of new work by British designer Carl Clerkin.
Co-founder of homeware company All Lovely Stüff and furniture designer Carl Clerkin designed an assortment of fantastical assemblages made of everyday objects like brooms, buckets and bicycle wheels, modified and combined with a sense of humour for a solo exhibition called The Other Way
Dustpan and Brush
Objects include a basketball net fixed onto a skateboard, a one-legged table, a cover for a traffic cone, a small cupboard for storing your broom on the wall and a broom with tiny wheels.
Old Age Sweeper
"I usually design useful objects for the home," said Clerkin. "Function is always the main driver, but I like the idea of the things that we live with having character and interacting beyond the physical."
Squashed Caught High
"I like the idea that a bucket can express an urge, or a broom can be more comfortable doing it the other way," he added.
Dustpan and Brush
Clerkin has also built a wooden installation at the show for people who don't have a loft in their home. People can climb up a wooden staircase, poke their head into a tiny attic and play with an electric train set that circles the space.
The Other Way exhibition is open at Gallery S O, 92 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RL throughout London Design Festival and will close on 29 September. There is also a small pop-up shop showcasing products by All Lovely Stüff.
Spinning in the Rain
Other design highlights from this year's London Design Festival include the launch of a new products and furniture by design brand SCP and an exhibition of clay vessels that are based on the geological phenomenon of sinkholes.