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Bless N°42 Plädoyer der Jetztzeit, Jeweled Eating Irons

A work made of stainless steel.

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  • A work made of stainless steel.




Bless (German and French, founded 1997)
Ines Kaag (German, born 1970)
Desiree Heiss (Austrian, born 1971)

About this artwork

These ornamented utensils extend Bless’s investigations into shape-shifting objects and ways of modifying eating habits. Each piece features a detachable jewelry chain that can be worn around the user’s wrist, transforming a meal into a hybrid ritual of consumption and adornment. The piece comes from the Bless collection No. 42 Plädoyer der Jetztzeit, which translates to “plea for the present time.” The phrase speaks to the designers’ desire to create objects that encourage mindfulness in daily life.


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Architecture and Design


BLESS eine GmbH (Designer)


Bless N°42 Plädoyer der Jetztzeit, Jeweled Eating Irons

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Designed 2010


Stainless steel



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Architecture Purchase Account Fund

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