Quaint Relics is a speculative exploration of electronic waste and its potential for reuse in different contexts. Motivated by the worrying effects of planned obsolescence and consumerism, the project provides a glimpse into a future where individuals persistently seek outlets for consumer goods, even in the face of material scarcity hindering the creation of new products.
This project emerged as a convergence of ideas that brought together my growing concern about the impact of design on consumption and waste, and my fascination with non-traditional design approaches like speculative design. The outcome was a series of imaginative product concepts that creatively repurposed e-waste, often with a hint of irony.
The overarching goals of Quaint Relics were twofold: to explore how the original functions of electronics could find new contexts and to examine how our connections to certain electronics might shape our perception of the transformed pieces.