/PROJECT 10, nuts
The concrete nut contains the salution of the riddle, which can be found tied around the shell. Certainty can only be traded for the distruction of the product.
Christmas as a religious event celebrates the time of love and contemplation, where families gather once in a year to share a couple of days of unity which often turns into an annual source of stress and family disputs at the same time. This product tries to break up the conventional understanding of christmas by unifying the contrast of harmony and disharmony. The harmony part is transported through the shape of a nut as an ordinary christmas device and the materials wood and stone. The little envelope at the outside of the nut encloses a riddle to solve whithin the 24 days of advent time. The wooden basis of the nut gives it a sort of scultpural character which contributes to its present in christmas time. The mutual riddling unites people in a common topic to talk about and leaves space for disagreement at the same time. If the riddle can't be solved until Christmas the nut has to be cracked with a hammer to reveal the right answer. It also contains a tea light which is to fill up the wooden basis and to form the bridge from an act of destruction and violence back to the harmonic christmas atmosphere.