Adhocism in Action: Furniture Line Is Made From Toilet Plungers

© Sam Lofgren

There's a sucker born every minute, so Swedish designer Sam Lofgren puts them to use in his Sucker furniture, using the vacuum created by pressing down on a plunger to hold it all together without nails or screws.

© Sam Lofgren

It is another great example of what Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver called Adhocism back in 1973:

Basically it involves using an available system or dealing with an existing situation in a new way to solve a problem quickly and effectively. It is a method of creation relying particularly on resources which are already at hand."

© Sam Lofgren

Jencks made a case for improvisation that is as relevant today as it was when he coined the term in 1968, and Sam Lofgren demonstrates that the idea is still fresh and relevant. Found on Designboom

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