Attention design freaks: the mantelpiece is mutating

For my final project, I have created a tableau of objects, based on a study of the phenomenon “mantelpiece”. It has been my intention to come up with a new, humouristic and poetic take on some of the classic items you find on the mantelpiece such as the photo, porcelain ornament, plant, etc. With this aim in mind, I have drawn on my own cultural experiences and images combined with a strong need to focus attention on the age in which I live and some of the many thought-provoking issues in life today.

I have worked with other materials as a supplement to ceramic, the distinctive material that it is, used in this object category.

Dimensions: (H/W/D): 180 cm x 400 cm x 170 cm • Materials: ceramic, textile, screen printing, readymade