I first met Mitch and Shelly Shivers when I featured their home in Urban Zone over a year ago. Mitch is an industrial designer by profession. He crafted a special mailbox out of a repurposed old iMac casing.
Mitch’s workspace upstairs showed some of his creations as an industrial designer. You can read more about the Shivers house feature here.
Fast forward to today, Mitch Shivers just opened his show at the UP College of Fine Arts. Mitch studied Industrial Engineering at the University of San Diego in California. Then he did a second degree in Industrial Design at UP Fine Arts in Diliman.
This show features about 20 of his most recent works aptly called Gargbage (gar’baZH). Mitch redefines useless garbage by showcasing functional art made of salvaged items that have been up-cycled or repurposed. You’ll see furniture, lighting fixtures, speakers and accessories. They are all for sale. And I couldn’t resist sharing them with you so I practically posted most of the items here. Photos below from Mitch Shivers.
Log In, hardwood stool. Made of reclaimed acacia stump, industrial casters, repurposed stainless steel conveyor belt parts.
White Noise, white pipe speakers (Altec Lansing). Made of repurposed PVC pipes.
Beat Box, carton speakers (Altec Lansing). Made of repurposed cardboard packaging boxes.
Spinoff, occasional table. Components: salvaged cable spool, round drum dolly, re-used glass.
J-Unit, storage shelf. Components: repurposed car plate numbers, junk fibreglass platforms, junk metal angle bars, repurposed 50 calibre ammo box. And Juiced, orange pipe speakers (Altec Lansing). Made of repurposed PVC pipes.
HARD (ware) & SOFT (ware), lounge chair with QR pillow. Upcycled, re-used and repurposed components: floppy discs, keyboard keys, re-used extruded aluminum bars, salvaged automotive metal panels, upcycled polycarbonate TV projector panel.
Rebooted, occasional table. Made of upcycled iMac and salvaged metal plate.
Exposed, floor lamp. Made of repurposed CCTV camera casing and standing mount for tarp.
works by Mitch Shivers
Fine Arts Gallery
UP College of Fine ARts
Bartlett Hall, E. Jacinto St
UP Diliman QC
Show runs til March 8, 2013
For inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org