Adhocism in Action: Coffee Table Made From Pipe Wrenches
Images credit Johnathan Niemuth
Today we call it repurposing; In 1973, Nathan Silver and Charles Jencks called it Adhocism:
It can be applied to many human endeavours, denoting a principle of action having speed or economy and purpose or utility. 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.
Designer Jonathan Niemuth demonstrates adhocism at its best with his coffee table made of pipe wrenches.
I have three of the things, and they just sit in a tool box for about 363 days per year. Now they can serve a second function. And a great feature is that those feet are going to be completely adjustable!
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