Discipline(s): Design Research Studio
Bio: You Get The Gist is a London-based design research studio founded by design writer Lara Chapman and Design/Maker Fern Toynton.
Project title: The Museum of Misuse
Project Description: Fire extinguishers have a single purpose, to put out fire. However, they are more commonly (mis)used as doorstops, their form and weight making them perfect for the job. Inspired by this common misuse and the clear instructions printed onto the body of the extinguishers, YGTG became curious about how other mundane objects have been misused around the world. Presented here are 16 examples of tools with narratives of misuse. The stories range from the personal and fun to more news-based, historical or political. Each story reminds us that within every object, there is more than meets the eye.