preserves - installation of experimental jars

presented at Vienna Design Week - Passionswege with Staud’s

Traditionally we harvest fruit seasonally and start preserving them for the time when no fresh produce is available. Beyond the actual product however, we collect colour, smell and memories of the summer - preserved in a jar. Like treasuring colours of a passing by landscape seen from a train window. Preserves is a series of experimental glass vessels, which portrait the abstract concept of collecting colours. Each one composing an individual chord of shades and referencing a traditional method of preservation. The materials and colours of the actual vessles resemble shades that are permanent in nature, whereas the content is the prescious and fleeting idea of a reflection of summer light.

© 2012 Mathias Hahn