The Precious project addresses the significance of sentimental values in our interaction with artifacts and the importance of emotional function rather than practical.

The hypothesis of this project is; that an artifact only truly becomes interesting once it has had significance for another human. And the traces that have been left are our inheritance and the link to the past.
Patina isn’t just a dent in a tabletop or a handle worn shiny, it represents life. Patina is a mighty thing, a significant link to our history and the ones who were here before us.
The Precious project focuses on patina and narrative repairs of artefacts imbued with sentimental value. Sentimental value has the power to create immense bonds between man and artefact. These artefacts may represent important periods of one’s life, may remind you of people you’ve met, or may even be the only thing you have left from a dear friend. Priceless, but invisible, they sit in your home. Until the disaster hits and it breaks. One must then face a number of interesting choices; should it be repaired or not? How? And which material should be used? It’s when an artefact like this gets mended, the sentimental values become visual. The accident isn’t the end; it’s merely the beginning of a new chapter where the repairs become narrative clues to the history of the artefact and its owner. Therefore the disaster may well be the best thing that ever happened to it. With this in mind I have taken the repairs and the material choices very seriously and this project have been executed with great attention to permanence, exclusive quality and care.
Precious has resulted in a series of experimental repairs that includes a span of techniques from craftsmanship to the most advanced manufacturing techniques there are. These narrative repairs have the opportunity to not only visualise the emotional values, but enhance the actual value of the artefact.
Golden Pot and plate, ceramic, 24 carat gold leaf

The Vase, Pewter

The chinese vase were repaired by filling cracks with pewter and silver.

Höganäs ceramic, 3D printed plastic

The vessel were scanned in 3D and then it broke. The remaining piece were then scanned again and a copy of the missing part could be recreated by a 3D printer.

The Nautilus shell, shell and silver

A broken Nautilus shell were repaired by hand forging silver  and meticulously joining the pieces together.

The Stool, wood, 3D printed titanium

The stools broken leg were scanned in 3D and then printed in titanium. At the same time the manufacturer printed a cranium implant for a traffic victim and test pieces for NASA.

Fanett, wood, pewter

A old Fanett chair got its back rest and one of the back pieces replaced by pewter

Blue Chair, wood Pewter

The chairs broken leg got cast in pewter.

The brown stool, wood, pewter

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