News from the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Re:Design highlights 14 emerging designers who are taking a fresh look at old materials. Part of a generation raised in a world where the continuous production of new objects can be environmentally irresponsible, some of these designers have repurposed old or discarded objects, finding beauty in their history and patina. Others have taken an innovative approach to objects or materials already in production, using them in creative and unexpected ways. Re:Design will open to the public Friday, April 8.

Above is Craighton Berman, Coil Lamp, 2008. Laser-cut acrylic frame, bulb adaptor, 100 foot orange extension cord, 1 CFL light bulb, 17 in. x 11 in.

More examples from the exhibition after the jump. Re:Design runs through June 5, 2011.

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