These objects bring holidays
to mind. Real holidays, when you close the door to the office, turn
off the cell phone and have no demands on your time.
Holidays. Many of these objects are not solutions to problems,
answers to questions or tools that one cannot do without. And although
some of them have a practical function, their decoration greatly
Holidays. Neither profit nor efficiency dictated the creation of
these objects. On the contrary, it all seems excessive: thousands of
hammer blows, pieces and brushstrokes. And thousands of hours as well,
because no sophisticated technology disrupted the
of mind and body in the process of designing the object, mastering
techniques or shaping materials.
Holidays. Ultimately, these objects are of little significance,
compared to the pleasure
of bringing them into being. The journey is more important than the
destination: when you have time on your hands, you can do and undo,
imagine all the possibilities and explore new paths. Until you get the
sense that you have done your best, and know the priceless
a job well done . . . like the satisfaction you feel
after a great holiday.