katrin spranger: best before jewelry katrin spranger: best before jewelry
jul 20, 2012

katrin spranger: best before jewelry

‘best before’ by katrin spranger based out of sweden, german designer katrin spranger has conceived ‘best before’, a science fiction narrative that draws a dystopia of the future and refers to consumption and exhaustion of resources. the project deals with questions of anticipated value perceptions. due to crude oil exhaustion, the last drops of oil transform into precious jewelry material like that of gold. by telling a story about depletion, the work is executed the same manner. if a piece is worn, oil parts begin to slowly melt through body temperature. clothes and golden skeletons remain; nevertheless they still communicate the loss. the work is meant to be thought-provoking, towards initiating new solutions for the future. 


best before, detail, necklace, crude oil and its products
silver, 2012

best before, detail, necklace during the wearing process, crude oil and its products silver, 2012

best before, detail, necklace during the wearing process, crude oil and its products silver, 2012

best before, worn out condition, skeleton of a necklace, 2012


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