Austerity Objects

Austerity Objects is a series of 5 material experiments exploring the visual language of post-2008 austerity. These objects highlight the tension between the gentle aesthetics of austerity and the harsh political tone it reinforces and echoes. Drawing on political and media rhetoric surrounding Benefits Britain, self-sufficiency, WW2, budget cuts and food banks, the objects are a starting point for further exploration into a world of Austerity Luxe products.


1 – Austerity Tea Party

2 – Foodbank Tiles

3 –¬† Fabric

4 – Binary Crockery

5 –¬†Economy as Idiom


Laura Gordon