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$ 13,383

Proposal Ring Box in Pearls and Crystal Sculpted by Mark Sturkenboom

Documentation Signed
Origin Netherlands
Period New
W. 9.85 in; H. 13.78 in; D. 7.88 in;
W. 25.02 cm; H. 35 cm; D. 20.02 cm;
Condition New. One of a Kind. Available Now.
Creation Date 2014
Description Sculpted proposal ring box by Mark Sturkenboom with a special sculpted key to open it.

First prize in show ‘Tradition and Innovation of Dutch Design’ Japan 2014
material: 14 Mikimoto Akoya pearls,
hand-brushed Tuscan Leather, 14kt gold-plated brass,
hardened glass, various technical parts and gears,
stainless steel, KAI(SO4 )2 12imate 2 kg
Material: clockwork, natural grown,
Mikimoto freshwater pearl, 18-karat gold-plated
brass, crystal, natural leather
Edition: Unique piece

The Japanese Akoya pearl grows in several years to perfection,
Like Mikimoto grows their pearl with the influence of time this crystal piece is also one of time.

This timepiece is kept in a solution which allows to grow and crystalize the pearl further, beyond Japanese standards.
Crystals evolve out of the mechanism, out of the gold parts and out of the pearls.
Creating a new natural grown (im)perfection.
The leather cabinet contains an crystalized device holding an crystalized engagement ring, twirling around, waiting to be given away. The crystal piece ring is placed under a glass dome as a clockwork timeframe.
And there is a collier that bares the key that opens the cabinet.

Mark Sturkenboom (Driebergen, 1983) is an artist that graduated with honors in 2012 at Artez Academy for the Arts in Arnhem/Netherlands. Since 2012 he works as a conceptual product designer/artist in his atelier in Utrecht.
His work balances between art and design, he stretches the boundaries between art and design. He offers new viewpoints and rituals to deal with life.
‘My focus lies not on the appearance of things, but on what I call the deeper layers in the relation between an object and its owner. ‘I try to call forward a myriad of associations and stimulate our thinking about what counts to us in our lives.
I examine the meaning of objects and products and set them free from their conventional and initial use.’
Sturkenboom reinterpretates products that are often intertwined with the themes love, time or has an inclination with a collective value perception.
Engaging his work, you probably will need to start making ‘moral’ decisions. For instance his Ark, table clock, urn or vase are not just functional or only good looking.
In their presence and while handling them they invite you to think about time, love passed or the possibility to free yourself from the burden of your possessions by destroying them.
His work is exhibited and part of private collections worldwide, from New York to Shanghai, from Tokio to Amsterdam.
Styles / Movements Contemporary, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 327450
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