Lucky dice cabinet

MATERIAL:
Dice, wood , brass
SIZE:
L 115 D 63 H 120 cm
YEAR:
2024
EDITION:
7+2 a.p.
Concept

Diederik Schneemann’s latest collection is called Lucky Dice. It evolves around the concept of luck. What is luck? Does it exist? Is it something we can provoke, and hold on to? We all know the feeling of a lucky streak or the lack of it when we play a board or card game, any kind of game for that matter, and even to some extent in sports or in your career. It is the luxurious feeling that nothing can go wrong and that you are on top of what you are doing, that you are on top of the world. It would be so great if we could hold on to that feeling… ‘capture it’ as one could say….

Since the beginning of time people attribute a lucky status to certain objects: A tree, a stone, a figurine, a talisman, a horseshoe or a rabbit’s foot. Lucky charms to put up in your house or carry with you to give you ‘support’ an edge, more bravery. What if we could create a new Lucky charm in our time. And how would that work?

What Diederik Schneemann is doing in his latest collection is trying to ‘catch’ this luck and holding on to it by assembling it into a furniture object. He is doing this by throwing dice, not in a casino but in his atelier. He is throwing thousands of dice with the intention to throw a six, but all the two’s, three’s and so on are put aside whereas only the sixes that come up, the stones that carry the luck with them, are worthy enough to be used as building blocks (six on top) to create a table, a mirror, a candelabra, or any other object. Thus he wants to include incorporate luck into whatever he is creating, and this luck will be passed on to whoever has a ‘click’ with one of the dice objects and brings it into his personal living or working space.

He is throwing thousands of dice with the intention to throw a six, but all the two’s, three’s and so on are put aside whereas only the sixes that come up, the stones that carry the luck with them, are worthy enough to be used as building blocks (six on top) to create a table, a mirror, a candelabra, or any other object.