Stranger Things: The Imaginative Objects of Parsons & Charlesworth
Can design tell a story?
In the upcoming exhibition Spectacular Vernacular at the Chicago Cultural Center, design studio Parsons & Charlesworth answers those questions by taking visitors through the possibilities of what objects can be beyond traditional archetypes. Combining their knowledge of product design and research, the husband-and-wife duo Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth examine objects through imaginative narratives influenced by fiction, science, and art. From everyday objects to a post-apocalyptic world, the projects range from consumable objects to critical thinking pieces. This is the studio’s first major solo exhibition.
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Spectacular Vernacular will be on exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center from September 10, 2016—January 2, 2017
Cover photo, Garage Sale, is a collection of past pieces designed by Parsons & Charlesworth. Photo by Parsons & Charlesworth.