Pocket watch with watch chain and brooch, “Close Encounter”, silver. It is as if time is standing still. You have to keep your distance, not get too close and definitely not touch or hug people. This is the type of contact that I miss the most, Romanian painter, designer and silversmith Kuki Constantinescu says. Her contribution to Quarantena is this silver pocket watch, with a watch chain and brooch in the form of an outstretched hand. The work is titled “Close Encounter” and the watch has stopped.
Kuki Constantinescu (b. 1970) resides and works in Stockholm, Sweden. She has attended The National University of Arts in Bucharest and Beckman’s College of Design in Stockholm. From 2005 to 2007, Constantinescu did an apprenticeship with jeweller, silver- and goldsmith Wolfgang Gessl in Stockholm.
PRICE: 18 000 SEK.