27 August 2012
by Evonne Mackenzie
The third installment of Everything Forever Now opened on Saturday night at Publika in Kuala Lumpur.
Declining resources, increasing energy costs and a growing population are forcing us all to think about the way we live. This exhibition celebrates the new generation of designers and architects in Malaysia and Britain that are experimenting with new approaches that create beautiful and desirable products while also working to improve the longevity, lifecycle, materials and social impact of the work they create.
The exhibition is comprised of 21 different projects that span a range of disciplines including architecture, transport, energy, product, furniture, jewellery, ceramics and packaging.
As the exhibition opened to the public it was great to see people’s interest sparked by the projects from Markus Kayser’s Solar Sinter and Hulger’s Plumen lightbulbs to Julia Lohmann’s Laminarium and Bethan Laura Wood’s Stain ceramics. I was equally fascinated to explore the Malaysian projects, curated by Lisa Foo which included the beautiful Studio 25 Bicycles by Jeffrey Lim, #betterkl’s ReCar project and WEAREULTRA’s Ultra 10 collection.
This exhibition aims to spark debate and discussion abuot sustainability, cities and design and with all the work brought together it’s remarkable to see that these designers, despite their geographical distance, share the same aspiration to design and create better cities, products and industries and to contribute to a better future.