"Kirei" Cleaning Ring Set

by studio b severin Germany

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The survival of our planet and ourselves depends on the realisation that we are part of the environment. We need to re-conceptualize our relationship and maximise our connective participation. Cleaning as a practice is the first step towards this understanding. Through cleaning, we express our respect and appreciation towards ourselves, others, and our direct surrounding. We learn to reconnect with our physical environment and internalise it by actively engaging with it. Cleaning changes our awareness and perception. It promotes independence, helpfulness, and consideration. Moreover, we learn to correlate our actions with their cause and effect. Necessary to maintain a healthy equilibrium, cleaning is part of our life as a recurrent cycle.

Studio B Severin praises cleaning as a holistic approach to life-based on practice and routine and has developed three pieces of jewelry for daily routines. A necklace that incorporates a sponge for cleaning the face; a bracelet which unravels to reveal a glove for cleaning the home; a set of thimbles for cleaning the environment and picking up trash in nature. It is impossible not to wonder how these apparently conceptual objects will develop in the near future as fear of viruses and illness affect us all daily.

Each piece will be made on measure. It is also possible to acquire the whole set – the rings, the bracelet and the necklace.

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studio b severin

“Revealing the relationships between people and objects is the aim of our approach. It allows us to see ourselves as part of a bigger picture - a complex system - we belong to and live in.” (Birgit Severin) “We create narrative objects which reflect about past and present while opening up to alternative futures. ” (Guillaume Neu-Rinaudo) Studio B Severin explores culture and society by re-designing objects and materials. The studio is based in Berlin and run by the French-German duo Birgit Severin and Guillaume Neu-Rinaudo. Objects are extensions of our body and mind, making this connection explicit is the aim of “studio b severin”s design approach. Based on research, taking psychological, anthropological, and philosophical questions into account, the outcomes are objects which through their function and aesthetic transmit their implicit message. Their work has been shown nationally and internationally at prestigious museums, biennales, and fairs. The studio collaborates with curators, galleries, and companies while sharing their vision and thoughts workshop and lectures.

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As Belgium is a small country without a very distinctive, nationalistic pride, artists and designers can work in complete freedom. There’s no higher purpose to be served. Creations can be the most individual expression of the most individual emotion. Thanks to this liberal creative climate – in combination with a strong, historical artistic tradition and qualitative art schools – Belgian art, design, and its collectors have gained international recognition for their avant-gardism. Besides, Belgium has always been a melting pot of different cultures, combining both German and Roman influences. This historical context gives designers the opportunity to colour outside the lines and outspokenly explore the borders between art, design, crafts, and industry. Strict typologies are left behind; rather, banal materials are transformed for a high-end context and meaningful stories are transmitted as an extra emotional layer. In doing so, these emancipated creations break out of traditional frames of reference, open up to everyone, and stand with both feet in our multicultural and multi-layered contemporary society. Visit the Contemporary Design Market x ADORNO collection in person at: TOUR & TAXIS Gare Maritime Rue Picard, 11 – 1000 Brussels, Belgium Saturday, 24 September (9.00 - 18.00) Sunday, 25 September 2022 (9.00 - 17.00)