London-based Latvian designers have made beautiful-looking bowls out of shredded paper money. Arthur Analts and Rudolph Strelis are the designers in question and they have come out with a series of bowls from shredded money.
Now where have they got these paper-money notes from? No, they haven’t gone illegal and tore down notes or anything like that but have in fact used garbage dump from the Bank of England. These were the notes that were already out of circulation and were to be destroyed. After all this, these were to be put down to make papier-mâché containers bonded with resin.
The artists tell us that they took almost £1000 worth of notes to make the smaller bowl and almost £3000 to come out with the bigger bowl. These bowls have been lined with white gel-coat so that people who use these bowls wouldn’t be out off with the grubby appearance of the bowls. Another interesting thing about these bowls is that they don’t rest flat, as in they don’t have a flat base. All the bowls have been lend a conical base almost like a spinning top thus never making them rest as a flat object.
Analts said, “Money bowls reflect the thin borders between valuable and useless, stable and variable, ancient and contemporary. Stability – one of the bowl’s basic principles – is taken out. When the bowls are spun, they can rotate for up to two minutes, symbolising the change and rotation of the cash rate.” Quite interestingly put, isn’t it? This project of theirs was shown at the Clerkenwell Design Week in London last month.