kirei (きれい ) - jewelry for cleaning

By: studio b severin

studio b severin has developed three pieces of jewelry for daily cleaning routines as a holistic approach to life. The project is based on their research on cleaning in japan. It explores cleaning as a mindfulness practice inspired by the training of Buddhist monks.

-Cleaning as a practice is a first step towards the understanding that our own survival depends on the survival of our planet. We need to re-conceptualize our relationship and maximize our connective participation.

Through cleaning, we express our respect and appreciation towards ourselves, others, and our direct surrounding. We learn to reconnect with our physical environment and internalize it by actively engaging with it.

Cleaning changes our awareness and perception. It promotes independency, helpfulness, and consideration. Moreover, we learn to correlate our actions with their cause and effect. Necessary to maintain a healthy equilibrium, cleaning is part of our life as a recurrent cycle.

We have developed three pieces of jewelry for daily cleaning routines as a holistic approach to life. A necklace that incorporates a sponge for cleaning the face; a bracelet which unravels to reveal a glove for cleaning the home; a set of thimbles for cleaning the environment and picking up trash in nature.

One wonders how these conceptual objects will develop in the near future as fear of viruses and illness affect us all daily.

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