• The Scarab

    Designer: Matteo Giuseppe Pani
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: Onassis Cultural Centre of Athens
    Location: Athens, Greece
    Packaging Contents: A scarab
    Packaging Materials: Paper and cardboard

    In late 2014, The Onassis Cultural Centre, a design contemporary museum in Athens, has commissioned me and other prominent artists/designer to create a work of art. I have been contacted by Double Decker (an English curating agency) who has sent me the media I would have had to use to create the work. I decided to cut by hand 45 layers of the book they sent me, to create a Scarab. The scarab is a antique religious symbol in the Egyptian and Mediterranean culture. It is a symbol of regeneration and creation. I have dedicated this positive symbol to Greece, which is still facing a financial crisis.

    What's Unique?
    It's the only peace available. It is going to be part of the permanent exhibition of the Museum.

    I only had one chance to cut the book, I could not commit any mistakes considering that It was the only copy available.

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