The actually existing EDIT project
The Edit project by Actually Existing is a creative response to the structural problem of mass production and waste. Each piece in the series is hand crafted from pre-existing discarded items, or the surplus materials of local manufacturing. All of the materials and found objects that would otherwise be destined to become consumer waste have been edited to grant them another existence as a functional accessory. The reinvented physical object thereby functions as a symbolic enquiry into the notion of accumulative consumption and growth.
Actually Existing seeks to reimagine luxury through exploring traditional craft(wo)manship. We work with traditional hand craft methods to develop high end accessories and footwear. We are interested in design’s capacity to create desire through the interaction of the common, the overlooked and the discarded with the peculiar, the singular and the unique.