David Bielander, a Swiss born artist based in Munich, has designed Club, a 55 cm long fully-functional bronze cast bong, created for Ornamentum's exhibition "Up In Smoke; Contemporary Studio Artists from the Jewelry, Silversmithing and Design World Take On Marijuana"
“The useful object/tool for this very moment in time:
You can either smash something or it knocks you out
This is the return of the troglodytes, a tendency that appears to be emerging
It is also a comment on the Cultural Appropriation of artifacts
(but here I am the Neanderthal and the club comes perhaps from my distant culture)”
Bielander, is the winner of numerous awards including the Herbert Hoffmann Prize in 2010, the Francoise van den Bosch Award in 2012 and the Swiss Grand Prix de Design Award in 2017. In 2018, The Museum Of Arts & Design (NYC) acquired two of his works for its permanent collection.
Cast bronze with glass chillum
55 x 11 x 11 cm