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worklab:Amsterdam, Platform21

worklab:Amsterdam, Platform21

Repair it Yourself

Bring your broken things

  • 28 Aug 09...30 Aug 09
    Platform21 Prinses Irenestraat 19, 1077 WT Amsterdam View on map Prinses Irenestraat 19 1077 WT Amsterdam T +31203449444

Besides a lot of inspiration and information Platform21 = Repairing also offers several repair units where you can Repair It Yourself.

As for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can mend the holes in your sweater in a beautiful way with the wool filler of Heleen Klopper and darn socks with the help of Nienke Sybrandy and Eva Heisterkamp's instructions. Give your ceramic or plastic doll new limbs as inspired by the work of Jan Vormann, or try out one of the improvisation repair kits by buro buurvrouw. Just using duct tape for your repair is also possible; we have a rainbow of colours in stock. In the DREMEL repair station you will find the right tools for a lot of different repairs. Dremel is a multifunctional tool that makes repairing child's play: grinding, drilling, polishing and sanding are done in a trice.

The Adobe clay wallpaper station in the middle of the space is a new addition. The station consists of two walls made of loam. Because the loam keeps cracking, the walls are in constant need of repair. We invite you to repair one of the cracks during your visit and document the ingredients you use well. We are curious to see if new and beautiful techniques will result from this experiment.

Platform21 now offers a solution for broken china: the new repair technique Bison kintsugi.
Designer Lotte Dekker developed a new view of gluing porcelain based on kintsugi, an old Japanese technique in which porcelain is repaired with gold leaf. It’s an extremely time-consuming, expensive method. Dekker found Bison glue to be the perfect Western variant for making beautiful yet simple repairs. Discover the beauty of messy mending. Bring some broken china and try it out yourself!