We are “Always in Dialogue”.This is a product that carries, unfolds and reminds of the message of times that people believe, no matter which side they belong to. Everyone believes in their own authentic way.
If we let this visual image lead us through multicultural understanding, we see that while the two parts are in the tube, they are constantly in dialogue, and once they become one and are rearranged outside the tube, they become a message and a most powerful tool for writing the common script of mutual understanding.
This product/souvenir and message consists of four main parts:
- a bell tower
- a minaret
- a glass tube
- piece of wire/ thread
The two symbols – the bell tower and the minaret – have a spiritual function in real life to summon people to communicate.
The bells and the voice from the loudspeakers convey the same message – they must be on common ground to be able to communicate with each other.
This product can also be seen as representing the symbols denoting male and female (+ -) = always in dialogue.
The main motto of this industrial design is:
““Always in Dialogue”,
made to communicate with you
through all your memories
from the Balkans.”
The design concept of the product/souvenir and message “Always in Dialogue” is an introspective look at one’s own heritage and cultural values, one’s roots, authenticities and imperfections, as well as an intelligent application of these elements in the context of contemporary Balkan. Although this is an art miniature, it is an expression of the current/temporal perception of living and creating in the broadest sense, starting from individual origin and culture, to collective heritage, incorporated in a new era of the Balkans, as a model for the world to live on common ground.
The materials used are glass, wood/a readymade pencil and a silver cross.They are connected with wire which is my art language and my azbuka or alphabet – symbolic for the field I work in, filigree. The length of the tube is 10 cm and the diameter is 1,5 cm.
The souvenir has a specially designed package with is 14 cm in width and 12 cm in length.
Making this souvenir is very quick, which is the main aspect of industrial design products.
The price is also affordable for a wider audience and satisfies all requirements for quick industrial production.
The photo of the souvenir can also be used for different purposes (postcards, postmarks, playing cards, other souvenirs, etc.)
The Author and Rights:
*Copyright Marija Miloševska 2015
All rights reserved
Text transcreation: Rodna Ruskovska