In the South of Italy – and in many other places, the process leading to the marriage is a sacred familial affair. There are rituals that must be respected even if they are obsolete, respect for tradition is a good enough reason to justify the effort. One of these rituals is the preparation of the dowry. Beautiful and expensive possessions, functional yet never to be put to use, entombed in cabinets and drawers in the new marital home. Among these idealized objects never fail to appear some luxurious tableware, a set of high-end dishes that will pass the rest of its existence in a vitrine, except for few rare occasions. This project revisits precisely this group of objects, transforming it into a new artifact. Finally the pile of dishes takes on a new connotation both formally and functionally, and perhaps even a new location in the life of the couple and their domestic landscape.
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