Ready-made in Design
- Caroline Kurze
‘Ready-made in Design’ was the title of Max Kuwertz’s and Yanik Balzer’s Intermediate Project at Köln International School of Design. Starting as a theoretical evaluation of the history of Ready-made objects in design they developed several design objects that transform ordinary products into different objects with new appearances and usages through minimal modifications such as recombination or recontextualisation. Their aim was to demonstrate the relevance Ready-mades have for the design and its process. The outcome is a series of funny but at the same time functional objects that can easily be reproduced in someone’s garage or for mass production.