02 July, 2010

Design: sacrum vs profanum

Playing with religious symbols can be a dangerous ting, maybe this is the reason why designers like it so much. Exploring the border between sacrum and profanum, clashing the opposites, the blessed and the cursed. Sometimes humorous, sometimes asking to be considered a blasphemy. And sometimes - achieving a very surprising, meaningful effect.


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Bless You lamp by Dima Loginoff, 2009



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Saint chair by Sebastian Errazuriz



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Jesus Lamp by Ricardo Garza Marcos



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Cross brush by Fredrikson Stallard



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Doll with sacred heart by Nika Zupanc, 2005



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Cross sofa by Richard Hutten, 1994



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The radio by Kosmos Project



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Spieces by Yaroslav Rassadin

9 comments:

  1. Astonishing post. And what kind of profanum is that if these things are so beautiful???

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  2. Well a cross-shaped clothes brush? Hmmm... and there is a version designed for floor scrubbing as well!

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  3. salt and pepper rulezzz ;D

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  4. witaj! szukalam w gazetach - na razie bez skutku, ale jeśli Ci sie bardzo nie spieszy to w sierpniu bede robila dokladne przepatry do notatek - wtedy mysle, ze znajde. musi gdzies byc na pewno!
    pozdrawiam i bede pamietac
    Doro

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  5. To naprawde nic pilnego, po prostu strasznie mnie zaciekawiłaś :)

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  6. świetne! kojarzy mi sie z pracami bartosza muchy ( krzyżyki)

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  7. Leni, to coś nowego dla mnie, sprawdzę pana Muchę... :)

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