UseLess is More
Book based on “Adesign Manifesto” which introduce a reflection about our lives surrounded by objects that are no longer necessary.
Industrial design produces useful objects in which utility is the guiding principle and where function determines their essence. On the contrary, Art produces “useless” things, from a functional point of view but in which is meaning to play the key-role. After the Manifesto of Adesign, JoeVelluto (JVLT) arrives at UseLess is More, a provocation/reflection on our lives always more surrounded by useless objects no longer needed. All this before going back to design for the contemporary world.
Defined in 5 principles (Disfunction, Useless, Absence, Adesign and UseLess is more) the philosophy of JoeVelluto (JVLT) takes shape through photographic charms of disfunction, uselessness and absence and practical examples of Adesign embodied in everyday objects.
The choice of the different types of papers has been made with the aim to support and trasmit the concepts of function and disfunction. The chapters have been realized with a rigorous font with an handwriting style thus imperfect. The book is printed with a gaffer spine that underlines the experimental and provactive identity of the volume.