London-based artist Jeremy Hutchison has invited workers from manufacturing factories across asia to insert an error in the items they typically produce everyday. 5th of December the gallery Paradise Row will be transformed into an unusual pop-up boutique called Erratum, selling the collection of dysfunctional luxuries conceived by artist the artist. It will also be possible to purchase the items online. Each object on display has been made with an error that removes its original function.
I asked them to make me one of their products, but to make it with an error, I specified that this error should render the object dysfunctional. And rather than me choosing the error, I wanted the factory worker who made it to choose what error to make. Whatever this worker chose to do, I would accept and pay for.
True luxury has no function. It is not something to be used or understood. It is a feeling: beyond sense, beyond logic, beyond utility. it is an ethic of perfect dysfunctionality.”