DANTE - Goods And Bads creates objects, products, editions with qualities above and beyond the substantial; associative qualities: emotions, habits, memories, tastes, aversions, the good, the bad, never the ugly. Therefore, to each collection DANTE invites a so-called guest to inspire, mentor and/or influence it. Each collection’s products, design and presentation then emerge from some form of dialog with that individual, institution or concept. His or her or its emotions, habits, memories.
Products and their design have always been intertwining with the society that uses them. The search for maximal usability lead to economic efficiency and technical innovation. Today, DANTE - Goods And Bads senses a desire for more: Warmth. Content. So DANTE's filter is: to feel a vital, connecting spark. Make things that are not merely things, but favorites. Talismans.