Part of 7 Necessities (limited edition of 3 + 1 A.P.) 2010-2012.
Chatelaine is French for ‘mistress of the castle’. The word refers to an 18th and 19th century item: women in charge of their estates wore a decorative clip of long chains holding important household items about the waist. Noten’s chatelaine consists of both functional and decorative items, which testify of the present. The woman who wears it can for instance satisfy her hygienic needs, as there is a portable urination device, which allows her to pee while standing up.
But there’s more: she can also show off her wealth and status with the credit card fan. In total there are 12 different modular items, which serve to personalise the chatelaine of her dreams.
Signature: 14 krt. gold-sheet ATN 1/3 2012
Dimensions: ca. 13x18x1cm , 3D printed nylon (modular divers dimensions).
© Atelier Ted Noten