Ordinary Objects Redesigned as Useless Items

Italian artist Giuseppe Colarusso, aka Mister Solo, redesigns ordinary objects as playful, nonsensical items in his series titled Improbabilit, translated as Unlikely. Clearly inspired by Fluxus, Dada, and the works of Marcel Duchamp, the artist presents a whimsical array of everyday objects whose core components have been substituted with opposing elements.

By replacing the handles of cutlery and eating utensils with strands of rope, Colarusso redefines their usability and purpose, ultimately rendering the objects useless. Even some of the unique designs like a two-container mug sounds like a good idea at first, but once you really think about it, it's bound to lead to disaster in the form of spilled liquid.

Colarusso's unconventional take on the ordinary offers a quirky outlook that aids in defining what the norm is while signifying the importance of design.

Giuseppe Colarusso website
Mister Solo on Flickr
via [ghost in the machine]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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