Collaborative Project "Money Bowls" Exhibited at the Academy’s "Glass Cube" Up until mid-August the “Glass Cube” of the Art Academy of Latvia – a large-scale glass object located next to the Academy’s building on Valdemāra Street – is featuring collaborative art project “Money Bowls” by Artūrs Analts and Rūdolfs Strēlis, two young designers based in London.
Money bowls reflect the thin line between the valuable and the useless, the stable and the variable, the ancient and the contemporary. Stability – one of the bowls’ basic principles – is removed from the equation. When bowls are spun, they can rotate up to two minutes, symbolizing the change and rotation of the cash rate. Bowls are a good accent to the interior as they are intriguing and interactive.
The bowls on display are made in two sizes – one 23 cm and the 50 cm in diameter. The small bowl is made out of 1000 shredded British pounds, and the large one – from 3000 British pounds. The project made in collaboration with the Bank of England.
Money bowls proved to be a great success during Clerkenwell Design Week 2012. In September 2012 the bowls will be exhibited at London Design Week.