How long is an eternity?
How does one quantify the unquantifiable?
What is the span of one day compared with endless time and space?
BCXSY is pleased to present FOREVER! – a collection of uniquely individual and materially rich products that explores how the function, aesthetics, and emotions of design can help to define the indefinable.
In an era of mass production and haste, BCXSY slows down and takes a closer look at what it means to last FOREVER!
Texts by Salem van der Swaagh
Photography by Sheri Avraham
A Vase for Dead Flowers
The beauty of a flower does not die when its petals have wilted and its leaves have begun to wither. When water no longer sustains cut flowers, the ghost-like silhouette of Destilled Nature creates a unique centerpiece for faded beauty. Delicately hand-crafted from wire mesh and then rubber-coated, Destilled Nature asks the question, “Can beauty last forever?”
Materials: hand-crafted wire mesh, rubber-coating, casted PU seal
The exclusive one-offs that comprise Golden Glory explore the necessity of cherishing meaningful objects. Through the laborious art of hand-gilding, common plastic novelties and generic trinkets transcend the realm of the mass produced and meaningless and become truly remarkable modern day keepsakes.
Materials: mass-produced plastic toys and everyday objects – hand gilded with 23.75k gold-leaf, acrylic-glass plate
Never Go Hungry
A satisfying meal has been captured on the surface of the Forever Dish. These ceramic dishes create a visual feeling of fullness, even when ones plate is empty.
Material: glazed ceramics
“Swimming around in circles”
The repetitive geometrical shape of Infinity Aquarium creates a visual metaphor to life in the fish bowl. Hand crafted from cut glass, Infinity Aquarium scales down a vast concept of time and space.
Material: hand-crafted glass plate aquarium
Trivets in Cycles
The worm feeds the grasshopper. The grasshopper nourishes the frog, which feeds the snake, which sustains the hawk. The hawk decomposes with help from the worm. A food chain describes the feeding relationship between species. This cyclical relationship is graphically illustrated and brought to the table in a series of silicone trivets.
Material: casted silicone
Fashioned after the Möbius strip with its continuous one-sided surface, FOREVER BLANKET becomes a pillow, mattress and blanket in one. Made from woven textile and a corn fiber filling, FOREVER BLANKET allows one to wrap oneself in continuity.
Materials: woven cotton textile (designed by BCXSY), corn-fiber filling
model: Julia Veldman
Time in Contrast
The immediate pleasure and beauty that a bouquet of cut flowers brings is contrasted by the enduring care and lasting enjoyment of a potted plant. Through an irrigation system that is incorporated into the center vase, the short life of the bouquet helps to nourish and water the thriving life of the potted plant.
Material: matte glazed ceramics