A hiding place close to your heart

July 6, 2011 Design, News Leave a comment

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While researching inspiration for The HeArt Attack I came across this creative and sneaky idea and wanted to share. As a child I had this large teddy bear…like huge and as I got older it sat in my room collecting dust- until I decided to start hiding love poems, notes from friends and other traces of my teenage life inside of it….that poor bear lost a lot of stuffing. This little heart would have been handy back then. – Erin

Corezone is a heart-shaped object in which you can place something, whether a thought or emotion just like a fortune cookie. In order to release your emotion you must — well — break your heart. It’s kind of like a hiding place for secrets, or like the designers Agnieszka Mazur and Dorota Skalska say: “An attempt to fulfill emotional needs by the means of an object, a try to withhold immaterial being in a material space.”

The concept of Corezone was originally developed by Dorota during a semester project at school at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. It emerged while she was trying to answer the question if emotional needs could be fulfilled by the means of an object. While Dorota was on the search which material would be best for the concept realization, Agnieszka came with answer and they joined forces. Soon the first of two sets of prototypes were realized in ceramic.

I think one of these would be really cool for letters you’d like people to read after you die or things you’d like to tell your children when you’re gone. They can break the heart in remembrance. What would you store inside?” -Jaime @ Design Milk.

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