Strangely Familiar: Design and Everyday Life curated by Andrew Blauvelt
“What we need to question is bricks, concrete, glass, our table manners, our utensils, our tools, the way we spend our time, our rhythms, to question that which seems to have ceased forever to astonish us,” stated by Georges Perec in 1973; embossed on the cover of Strangely Familiar, Yes, question function and the object that provided it. Take function and make it extraordinary. Change the use of ordinary or make a new object suggesting something common. This book talks about formlessness and consumption, the familiar and the obscure, contemporary thought and production of new design.