Not too long ago, repair was the first response to a broken or worn-out item. But mass production has made it easier and cheaper to replace such things instead. Yet this kind of affordability comes at a price. The preservative desire that came with owning our possessions has given way to a covetous appetite for the new. Edited by Hans Tan, the ten repaired objects featured in ‘R for Repair’ offer a counterpoint to our modern consumerist culture, where repair is either deprecated or, ironically, deemed extravagant. Shifting the concept of repair away from restoration, it can be reimagined as an inspiring and fulfilling activity. Published with an exhibition at National Design Centre, Singapore.