Designpreis Halle 2017 — »Time«
Jan-Dirk Wolken — Memory Bowl of Natural Stone

Even a tombstone, which is meant to remind us of a person and his or her life, has served its time at some point. But that does not mean that it must be disposed of.

By transforming a tombstone into a bowl of natural diabase stone, an object meant for storage is created. It continues to tell the story of this monument, but it now also serves as a bowl that invites us to think about life and death in general.

Jan-Dirk Wolken (*1984) works as a master stonemason and designer in Hamm, Germany.