Valuable Worthless Vault by Daphna Laurens
Vault is a “valuable worthless vault” designed by Daphna Laurens, in which you can treasure your personal memories. Vault is a unique storage cabinet cum sculpture which can be used to store your personal things as well as it can be used to decorate your living room with its unique and distinctive look. The Vault has five small storage drawers. In designer’s words, “In this project I am trying to find out what value really is, by questioning myself which ´things´ are of real value to me. I found out that for me most of it is about family, friendship and love. ´Things´ that, as much as you want, you can´t really put in a safe.
Only ´things´ that remind you about your value can be kept safe. This is why in the vault there are only five small drawers in which you can put photos, letters and tiny objects. Realizing that some ´objects that carry emotion´ are even smaller or much larger, the vault project will be continued.
This vault´s appearance is inspired by the mineral pyrite, also known as fool´s gold. Because of its resemblance to gold pyrite is often mistaken to be highly valuable being actually almost worthless. This now resembles my vision on value. You can steal the vault and/or it´s ´valuable´ contents but you will find out that it’s of no value to you.”