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Disquiet Luxurians by Emilie F. Grenier

Beatrice
Disquiet Luxurians by Emilie F. Grenier

What is luxury? Emilie F. Grenier's project aims to question the notion of luxury through the design of a set of luxuriant mining tools. Focusing on the process of creation whereby the craft has greater value over the end product. Grenier states that 'the intention was to add value to tools to transform the act of mining to be less mechanical and more unique'.

The mining set is made up of three brass chisels and a silk boiler suit and the resulting collection focuses on the material feldspar, which makes up 60% of the Earth's crust. Feldspar is the most common, naturally reoccuring mineral on Earth. Through her project she has transformed a common material into a collection of Post-Luxurian artifacts that challenges what luxury is/could be in the future.