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.
The design of every product ever made has always been shaped by the most prominent need of the society that created it. More often than not, it was the search for the practical, for maximal usability. DANTE – Goods And Bads, however, senses another desire: Warmth. Content. So our filter is this: create a connection. Create material objects that are not merely things, but favorites. Talismans. Everyday products that are not a priori practical, useful, efficient but rather: emotional. So they can have unlikely material attributes like humor, vanity, passion. Comfort, even.
DANTE – Goods And Bads was founded in 2012 by artist Aylin Langreuter and industrial designer Christophe de la Fontaine. They share a profound love of the material world for all its pathos and beauty. They are aware that this company is a fragile and highly ambitious endeavour. Nevertheless, they are determined to persevere.