The people who make thousand dollar underwear will probably disagree with me, but one of the defining characteristics of a “luxury object,” as it were, is that it’s not all that useful, or at least not useful enough to justify how much it costs. Artist Jeremy Hutchison took this idea and ran with it, creating an assortment of intentionally useless luxury objects to illustrate his point. “True luxury has no function,” he tells dezeen.com. “It is not something to be used or understood. It is a feeling: beyond sense, beyond logic, beyond utility.”
The objects will be sold at a pop-up shop at London gallery Paradise Row, where I can only guess they will go for much more than they would if they were just regular, useful objects being sold at Walmart or wherever. Does this undermine or further reinforce Hutchison’s point? You be the judge.
Objects: Jeremy Hutchison