‘1000 Hours’ explores the role of design in the relationship between producers and consumers through a material and historical investigation of the lightbulb and its lifecycle. Through the materiality of daylight, the project opposes planned obsolescence, first introduced in 1924 by the so-called Phoebus Cartel—a global-scale supervisory body for lightbulb production, founded by the leading lightbulb manufacturers of the time

©Daniel Garber & Amalia Magril 2023