“This object’s strongest sense is its immortality: since forever, until forever, stone lasts. Every one of our most precious and practical objects descends from a stone – including the products of Hermès. (...) We will recall the manipulated materiality of Dali’s Persistence of Memory, and the paradoxical properties of rocks in Magritte’s Memory of a Journey and Castle in the Pyrenees. We will also hearken back to ancient and neoclassical sculpture, eternal stone totems we will celebrate the material properties of stone. We will play with the hardness, rigidity, and weight of stone by making it bend, squeeze, fold, melt and float.” — Joana Astolfi.
Custom pieces for Stone Age’s window decoration — a Studio Astolfi project for the Hèrmes shop in Lisbon.