Totemism

This work can and should be considered as a homage to the ceramic totems of Ettore Sottsass. It was driven by a process of randomization which is the actual innovative twist to this kind of operation: each totem was made during one single visit to a flea market with parts available at that moment.

The intent is to produce added value through the lightest possible design operation: grouping the objects by compatibility of shape, size and color. The assembled totems should be percieved as something much more valuable than the mere sum of their valueless single parts.

Posters and objects are available for exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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plastic drinking cup: 1.50 euro  /  blue ceramic bowl: 2.50  /  teal ceramic bowl: 4.00  /  ceramic flower vase: 6.00

 

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burnt out lightbulb: 0.00  /  green glass vase: 3.00  /  eva solo smiley bowl: 20.00

 

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old yellow ceiling lamp: 10.00  /  blue glass bowl: 3.00  /  light blue solid glass cilinder: 8.00

 

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glass sphere from lamp: 7.80  /  glass from an IKEA Sodak lamp: 12.00 euro  /  yellow glass vase: 2.00

 

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yellow ceramic bowl: 2.00  /  pink plastic bowl:  2.50  /  white glass vase: 3.00  /  white ceramic bowl: 1.50

 

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Objects come from flea markets of Bologna, Faenza and Copenhagen.The totems are not for sale yet but the posters are!
All prices in euro.
Total amount spent on this project:  88.8 euroMany thanks to my friend photorapher Gianluca Muscas who helped me out with the pictures!