Personal Altar – And what i would not want to miss

In this place my past and future, my memories and my dreams and desires find place. It is about the general need to believe or hold on to something – independent of any religion.

Which things are irreplaceable? It is found, given, bought. Together they are memories in form of an object and mostly with a fixed location.

Stacked like a Totem the cited forms should stimulate an individual and freely inter­pretable use: hang, place, hide, … The known forms of the altar should be symbiosis with the ob­jects placed on it, so that neither of them gets more attention.

The cast rough bronze surface takes itself back, embodies no trend, but consistency and gi­ves the objects placed on the religion-independent altar a safe place.

Bronze was poured hundreds or thousands of years ago, buried, dug up again and maybe mixed with much older bronze. What was it before – a sword, a sculpture, or an everyday object? A dying and being resurrected. The bronze stands for consistency as well as survival and carrying of history and me­mories. The theoretical confrontation with the material was a big inspiration to create a save place that respects personal memories.


This project got on the Shortlist at the “ein&zwanzig” design competition at Salone del Mobile in Milano 2020.