Luxe black hinged box in faux leather with goldfoil print. Black velvet interior with a white paper inlay.
Size: W9cm/L9cm/H4,5cm/Weight 120g.
The Status symbol is part of Flowmarkets ‘Boxed pondering' series.
It is a thought-awakening art object designed to create self-reflection and conversation about status symbols and social status hunting.
Reflections on status symbols:
A status symbol is a showpiece that symbolises the social status that a person has or aspires to. Almost everything is suitable as a status symbol, provided that it is attractive for others and can cause admiration and envy. A status symbol could be our achievements. Our wealth. Our job. Our body. Our possesions. Our simple living. Our children. Our pets. Our partner. Our travelling. Our knowledge. Our creativity. Our home. Our Popularity. Our heritage. Our spiritual practise. Our network. Our friends. Our skills. Our intellect. Or it could be our coolness. Status symbols are used for our status seeking. Status seeking is the the act of striving for something that can enhance our social status and sense of value. It can be both physical things as well as achievements, appearance and skills. Underlying status-seeking is the premise that the seekers seek recognition, to feel a part of and to distinguish themselves from others. A global phenomenon and behaviour that is practised daily by billions of people all over the world and transcends age, gender, nationality, race and social groups. A behaviour that sadly ends up disconnecting us from each other.
The 'Status symbol' was made to remind you and your surroundings to connect with our hearts rather than with our facades.