HOKO has recently been invited to design a piece of jewellery for the new collection of Chi ha paura…? , Global Identity, under the Art Direction of Gijs Bakker (NL).
For millennia jewelry has acted as symbol and signifier of a wearers identity. We broadcast our status, affiliations, and beliefs through adornment. In what way does a global perspective change not only what we put on the body but also what we make for the body? How does the idea of global affect our personal, cultural, and national identities?
Designers and artists from different continents were invited to think about these questions and to design a new piece of jewelry that might show our global identity, or that reflects on global issues.
With : Atelier Ted Noten, Bertjan Pot, Dinie Besems, Formafantasma, Gijs Bakker, Hector Lasson, HOKO, Kerianne Quick, Manon van Kouswijk, Natasja Boesem, Noon Passama, Paolo Ulian, Studio Homunculus, Study O Portable, Sylvain Georget.9-14 April 2013 Ventura Lambrate Via Cletto Arrighi 19, Milan
INDEX RING by HOKOstainless steel, gold plated 21 x 69 mm
Today, the role of an index finger’s tip has superseded that of the opposable thumb.
The global gesture of swiping and clicking is one that unifies us in acknowledgement of technological advancement. To protect one’s fingertip is not an act of paranoia, but a calculated anticipation of society’s shifting perspective upon our evolving anatomy.
INDEX RING is a form of fingertip protection that should be removed only when using digital interfaces that require the fingertip’s participation. Should the wearer wish to press a lift button or switch on the lights in the bedroom, we recommend the middle finger or the outdated thumb….
photos: Ilco Kemmere
to view pdf for all works of the collection, please click here
The Chi Ha Paura…? collections are a co-production with:
Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
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