After launching both an apparel collection and series of art objects in collaboration with Dior, Daniel Arsham unveiled a sculpture prototype of a Dior Saddle bag today. The all-white relic is a continuation of the artist’s Future Relic series, which illustrates how everyday objects will become archaeological discoveries in a future, dystopian world. Informed by Arsham’s eroded treatment, the bag is embedded with white crystals for a striking effect.
Like the other art objects Arsham created with Dior — including a basketball, clock, telephone, and book — the Saddle bag resembles an archaeological relic while retaining distinctly Dior qualities, like the House’s signature all-over oblique print. The bag’s original silver shoulder strap is attached to the sculpture, contrasting in texture and tone. “This was a beautiful idea but never made it into production,” Arsham explains via Instagram. “Maybe one day…”
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Take a closer look at the prototype for the Dior Saddle bag relic above and stay tuned for more releases from the artist.