The dispenser for (holy) water Francesco XXIII, is made of metal, ceramic, moss and plastic, and was conceived for domestic rituals connected with the consumption of water. Francesco XXIII is being presented in 2013 during the solo show HOCKETY POCKETY at the gallery Swing in Benevento, Italy. The exhibition include six unique pieces contemplating the “magic and the arcane” elements embodied in everyday objects and designing new rituals.
“For Delvecchio and Magnani, design is not a way to meet the market, but a means through which to touch the edge of material culture. It’s something all of us face in everyday objects—without always being aware. That’s why their hand-made projects look familiar and unfamiliar at the same time. They are overstepping the boundaries that drive our everyday lives and calling attention to the already in-use. In an entirely commodified world, one can’t help but encounter so many objects. And when we scan the boundaries of human culture and the way people identify with the tools therein, the best means to do so is through design.”
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