I am a Box of Air. If you think outside the box, you can pull ideas straight out of thin air.
The original concept of "Box of Air" was created by Masanobu Ando to represent the space within a Japanese home. We worked with Ando-san to explore this concept, taking inspiration from the way Japanese architecture removes the division between indoor and outdoor areas. The "Box of Air" holds a sacred space in which you may cultivate a miniature zen garden, placing flowers, air plants, or stones within the ceramic confines of the box. Think of it as a three-dimensional frame for your most precious objects. But as with all abstract pieces, its meaning is up for your interpretation. To us, the "Box of Air" represents openness and intention. There is a concept in Buddhism called shoshin, which translates to “beginner's mind.” To achieve shosin, one must let go of preconceptions to become once more open to true discovery. The space within the "Box of Air" is empty and thus full of potential, reminding us to keep our minds open to new possibilities. Its counterpart in this special collaboration, "Air of Box" is available here.
Box of Air was curated by Angélique Chmielewski
Maker: Masanobu Ando
Designer: Masanobu Ando
8.5" (w) x 9" (l) x 6" (h) or 22cm (w) x 23cm (l) x 15cm (h)
Weight: 8 lb or 3.6 kg
Materials: Ceramic, Pewter Overglaze
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