Anna Schwamborns collection of objects contains post-mortem memorial pieces which include aspects of a deceased corpse, namely hair and cremated ashes.
Human remains act as an important medium of remembering a passed away loved one and are some of the longest lasting and most individual natural materials. Besides pure hair being used, cremated human ashes are mixed with black bone china, the world´s highest class porcelain. The objects are supposed to be worn close to the body of the mourner symbolizing a lasting physical connection between two individuals even after death. Furthermore this collection is supposed to remind the wearer on the fragillty and appreciation of life and most importantly, acting as a keepsake.
Designersblock London 2009 takes place during the London Design Festival over 5000 square meters of space alongside 100% Design in Earls Court One.
24 – 27 Sep 2009
Thursday 24 September 10.00 – 21.00 Friday 25 September 10.00 – 19.00 Saturday 26 September 10.00 – 18.00 Sunday 27 September 11.00 – 17.00
Register on the Designersblock website.