Snarkitecture’s baubles are perfect for a White Christmas

The NY practice has produced a suitably monochrome line of Christmas decorations
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Snarkitecture's new range of tree ornaments for Seletti. Image courtesy of Snarkitecture's Instagram
Snarkitecture's new range of tree ornaments for Seletti. Image courtesy of Snarkitecture's Instagram

Is it OK to give a tree bauble as a Christmas gift? Under normal circumstances, the answer would probably have to be no. However, Snarkitecture’s work is far from normal.

As the Italian curator and commentator Maria Cristina Didero writes in our Snarkitecture book, the New York practice doesn’t really produce architecture, design objects or artworks. Instead, “their work tends to resist any kind of categorization and, at the same time, encompasses all categories of creative and intellectual endeavor.”

 

Snarkitecture's new range of tree ornaments for Seletti. Image courtesy of Seletti
Snarkitecture's new range of tree ornaments for Seletti. Image courtesy of Seletti

Take these white tree decorations, made in collaboration with the Italian art object and design manufacturer Seletti. They certainly mimic the forms of familiar tree decorations, such as snowmen and candy canes, and yet, in their simple, plaster-like, imperfect execution, they really don’t look like the kind of thing you usually pack away into a shoebox in January. Hang a couple of these white, arty, resin baubles, and you’ll turn even the gaudiest tree into highbrow yuletide installation. With these babies, it’ll be a white Christmas, though not quite as we know it.

 

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