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In The Making Exhibition

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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from
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Unfinished, but Fascinating
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If you were to buy a book and then find out that it trails off mid-sentence at the most crucial point, you probably wouldn't be to happy with the author who left you hanging. If you bought a car and discovered the motor hadn't been installed, you'd be hacked off at the manufacturer. And if you bought a shirt that did not have all the buttons sewn on, I doubt you'd be buying that label again.

We like to buy things in their completed state, all bells and whistles attached. Yet one can't deny that there is something intrinsically intriguing about half formed things. A baby in the womb brings giddy anticipation, a cliff hanger at the end of a movie leaves you excited for more, and a half full (or empty) glass have us all in philosophical debate.

It is our natural curiosity that makes us wonder how things are made, and therefore we are fascinated to see the creative process. In The Making is an exhibition that shows us just that. Running until the 4th May, Barber & Osgerby are showcasing twenty-four unfinished objects at the Design Museum. Among these items are a chair, cricket bat, pencil, trumpet, and 2 coin. Entry is 12.40 for adults and 9.30 for students. The exhibit will not only allow you to see the beauty in the incomplete, but also learn about how they are manufactured.
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Why? Fun for art lovers
When: Until 4th May
Phone: 020 7940 8790
Where: Design Museum
Cost: 12.40 Adult, 9.30 Student
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