by Caitlin Clarkson in New Design on Wednesday 5 October 2011

Ask any industrial designer what their goal at the end of the day is, and they’ll most likely tell you this: to make an object that is both beautiful and efficient. But what happens when an object can no longer function as it was designed to? Is it still beautiful, or is it a piece of junk?

Jeremy Hutchison has put together a collection of objects that ask just this question. He asked factories around the world to send him a product with an error that would render it useless. The resulting products are nestled right on the boundary of object and art.