Ornaments for villa de Bondt, silver, patinated, 2005
Villa be Bondt is an art deco private residence in Gent built in the 1920’s. A parure of ornaments have been made to occupy the veneered built-in furniture in one of the main rooms of the house. Their form and texture is inspired by the architecture of the house. These ornaments have taken the form of a ring for the drawer handle, bracelet for the dado rail, necklace for the table, earrings for glass cabinet, and brooch for the fireplace. They are made to be ‘shared’ between the occupants of the house and the house itself mediating between the architecture and the body.