アイスランド人デザイナー、アグスタ・スミスによる廃屋の埃を用いたジュエリー「Dust collection」

アイスランド人のデザイナー、アグスタ・スミスがデザインしたジュエリー「Dust collection」を紹介します。


この世界に存在する全ての物は誕生、衰退、消失というプロセスと無関係でありません。それが人生であり、自然の有り様です。伝統的なヴァニタス画法から着想を得た「Dust collection」は、 地球上にある儚さの探求をデザインのモチーフとしています。

全てのものは塵や埃となり、朽ちて行きます。アグスタ・スミスは様々な記憶と素材が入り交じる塵を実際に廃屋へと赴き採取し、振いにかけて素材とし、それをジュエリーにヴァニタス画法で塗込めることで「Dustcollection」というジュエリーを制作しました。





細い骨組みが塵や埃をまとうことで、シンプルな形をしながら重厚な雰囲気をかもし出しています。





その他の作品はこちらから。画像と制作風景の分かる動画があります。日本と全く異なる場所アイスランドで行われるデザインから、私たちには想像しか出来ない色濃い自然の気配と乾いた気怠さが感じられます。


Dust

Everything has it’s time

Dust is a collection of jewellery that allows the wearer to experience themes of transformation and disintegration.

In this world everything existing is linked to the process of birth, decay and disappearance. That is the way of life, the way of nature. Inspired by the tradition of the symbolic Vanitas paintings, the Dust collection is a reminder of the transience of all earthly pursuits and how it can be a motive for design.

This ideology led to an exploration of how to break traditions and create new ways in material use. It is a reflection on material worth. A contemplation for the constant transformation of matter. We always demand that everything should be flawless but in the end, everything is dust or in time becomes dust. Is it possible to make use of materials that have always been considered nothing more than useless dirt?

Dust is a material that is the ultimate result of disintegration. It is everywhere and ever-present, a substance of tiny particles of matter. It is a material mixture of both organic and inorganic origin constantly being generated. It is everything and yet metaphorically the embodiment of nothingness. It is a matter that is often overlooked, a matter that most consider nothing more than an unaesthetic inconvenience, a mundane matter that man constantly tries to get rid of but to no avail.

In order to pursue dust where it settles, the most obvious way was to explore derelict and abandoned places where time has stopped, man has left and the forces of nature have taken over. Considerable attention was taken to collect dust as a raw material in nooks and crannies in various abandoned farms scattered across the Icelandic countryside.

The form of the Dust jewelry originates from these deserted farms. The dust is given value. With the use of a biodegradable adhesive, it is transformed into a jewel coating where it can emit transience once more. With time it withers away, revealing a manmade structure, a sort of skeleton within, giving the bearer a chance to savour every moment of its life span. It is a celebration of the fragile beauty that time and use impart to materials.

Led by Garðar Eyjólfsson and Thomas Pausz


posted by Shin Yamashita.