This project focuses on the intrinsic paradox of luxury goods. The contrast between the everyday object and precious materials which it is made of, is the core concept of this cleaning kit for enriched people. The value of the object trascends its practical dimension, instead it acquires a status symbol quality that raises its standing without making it better; as the objects taken into consideration, namely a broom, a dustpan and a feather duster. As it happens often with people of humble origins who are subject to a quick social uplifting, the use of luxurious materials on those common objects provides them with a merely superficial added value.
All of these objects are entirely hand-made in Canaletto walnut, with golden details. Each of them is either enriched with sofisticated materials or wisely crafted: the broom with first choice white tips badger hair; the duster with white ostrich feathers and the scoop with stratified and steam-curved walnut.
Attention to detail and the materials’ preciousness are a concrete representation of the newly acquired social status inside the house.