Monoliitti is a set of blackened oak and glass containers that are an ode to figural urns. These vessels convey spiritual undertones by exploring how aesthetics can influence perception. They have been influenced by the iconography of religious artifacts, ancient monoliths, and primitive cultures. Yet they are devoid of any connection to the dogma and rhetoric of religion, in an attempt to use objects as a vehicle of spirituality for the secular.
These pieces are handcrafted unique pieces. Each Lid that is crafted is made specifically for its glass container and the form will always be different, but with in the same aesthetic. The glass containers are blown by Kazuchi Nakada and Collin Townsend Velkoff. The lids and ceramic pieces are crafted by Collin Townsend Velkoff.