My work explores failed promises of technology through the creation of furniture by utilizing digital fabrication, found objects, and unconventional materials. – Toomas Toomepuu
Technology does not always indicate progress, and I am interested in the various ways that technology has succeeded and failed in improving our domestic lives. Digital fabrication, material reuse, sustainability, and multi-functionality are all themes that I combine, remix, and take to their extreme to create objects that reflect on contemporary society. I use various materials, found objects, and technologies to negate their history, instead of forging ahead with a new narrative, mitigating their past traumas. The work reflects on the cultural conflicts by embodying opposites like absurdity and functionality, scarcity and overabundance, luxury and poverty, digital and analog.
Photography with courtesy of Toomas Toomepuu