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I?mperfect ? appreciation of imperfection in our lives

March 25, 2013

I'MPERFECT is a community initiative initiated by Hong Kong based CoLAB  and powered by 3X to promote appreciation of imperfection in our lives for a greener and more harmonious world. 3X is an alliance of design entrepreneurs from Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur and Copenhagen. The idea came up when CoLAB was invited by a local ceramic brand, Loveramics to develop surface graphics. CoLAB learned that defective rate for ceramic production of Loveramics was as high as 15%, which means that 150,000 defective ceramic products was being produced every month. Some of them will be recycled into raw material and some sold in bulk for lower end markets, but most of them will be trashed, which has been a big environmental burden. CoLAB came up with an idea how to utilise the defective ceramics – though that grew into a bigger concept called I'MPERFECT. The concept advocates a new attitude of appreciation on imperfection.   I'MPERFECT now consists of a different range of services like product development and curatorial services. Around 1/3 of the profit would go to a pool, which supports programmes and activities in line with the vision of I'MPERFECT.     The spirit of our movement is not turning imperfection [...]

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