20 x 15 x 80 mm
Materials – Milled stainless steel
Year – 2022
Status – Limited Edition (II/II)
Exhibitions – DECODE Group Show 2022 during CUADRANTE 2022
PRESS & INQUIRIES (English / Español):
Synthesis, dada, friction, impact, marks, lever, tool, trick, skill, meeting, culture, ritual, consumption, aliment.
Taking the bottom of a lighter, often used as a bottle opener, to elevate it into a manual tool with industrial finish and a contemporary, reductionist yet satirical expression.
Pedernal (Flint) is a tool made of machined stainless steel (high-speed friction between the drill and the raw steel bar). A bar with an elliptical section and dimensions very close to those of a common lighter that, with the help of your own knuckles and fist, works as a lever to open bottles.
Commissioned by Design DECODE for the first DECODE Group Show in 2022. Production limited to one piece (I/II) auctioned in benefit of Instituto Nuevo Amanecer and an author’s copy (II/II) signed hand with permanent marker.
#ThankYou Claudia Pérez, Emilio Valtierra, Jorge Diego Etienne, Alexis del Toro, Design DECODE, Festival Cuadrante.
Photography – Nydia Lilian Cavazos
Just as a flint knife’s edge is given by the impact with another stone, the surface is left unpolished, exposing the drill’s trace.