Ezgi Ozyigit

MA Product Design

With a background in Interior Design, she strongly believes in narratives. Led by powerful narratives, she encourages to consider perceptions of life and death through her designs.

Death is universally feared; we choose to ignore its ever-present nature and instead focus our worries on petty, insignificant fears.  This project aims to encourage to embrace death and make the most of the time we are given.

The vase is a symbol of denial of death – we put flowers in them to celebrate their beauty, only to watch them die and discard.  The flowers illustrate process of life but are kept by wax after death like the ashes of a loved one.

Materiality of the vase re-enforces life/death balance.  The trustworthy and steadfast nature of wood gives permanence to the piece, while architectural design and glass/metal parts refer to structure of churches. Candles and roses are used as signs of religions.

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