Saturday 16 Feb 2013 - Sunday 1 Sep 2013
11.00am - 4.00pm
In the Servants' Hall, Below Stairs
David Usborne’s extraordinary collection of useful tools will be on display in the Servants' Hall at Harewood throughout our 2013 season. As the room in the House where practical work was done, the Servants' Hall is a very fitting space for the show.
The collection, whose function is often difficult to guess, celebrates the beauty of simple, useful things.
Over 100 useful tools are organised into 8 functional groups, they weren't originally collected with this in mind, but rather because of their interest and shape.
Although designed to be functional, the objects have become ‘accidental masterpieces’ with all the allusive qualities of sculpture.
They are all humble objects, all useful tools of one kind or another, but as a collection, they are a fascinating exploration of function, form and utility.
'A Designer's Book of Curious Tools' (Thames and Hudson 2010) will be available to purchase in the House, or visit the Objectivity website for a preview.
The exhibition space has been decorated with the kind support of Farrow & Ball, as part of our on-going partnership in the House here at Harewood.
The colour used is: All White 2005
Entrance to this event is included with a day ticket
Free to Harewood Cardholders
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