Lebanese studio Najla El Zein Workspace has produced a set of “pleasure tools” by pairing marble with materials including fake eyelashes and gold fingernails for tickling, stroking, scratching and more .
Najla El Zein Workspace chose a varied choice of supplies that would lead to various sensations when moved over the skin to produce the bristles for the five Sensorial Brushes, described as “marble-sculpted pleasure tools”.
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“The sensations are enhanced with ordinary and unconventional components such as eyelashes, feathers and hay,” mentioned studio founder Najla El Zein, who installed five,000 spinning paper windmills in a doorway at London’s V&A museum last year.
The 1st in the series is Scratch, formed from 21-carat gold plated elements shaped like fingernails arranged concentrically on a flat disk.
The pad of nails is set onto the finish of a rounded handle sculpted from black Tala marble.
Brass pins are embedded into the surface of a bulbous white Pentelic marble tool named Stroke, with a section left clear so a hand can grip it.
The pins progressively reduce in size down the length of the implement, which can be placed on a brass rest with a black marble base.
Tickle comprises a huge feather sticking out from a white marble pebble, held in a tall brass stand.
An additional style, titled Sweep, has soft bristles designed by strands of dried grass. Lastly, a thin marble pole with fake eyelashes attached to its rounded finish is named Blink.
Sensorial Brushes are on show as portion of an exhibition titled Naked at Le Yacht Club in Beirut, organised by Lebanese non-government organisation Home of Today and operating till 17 January 2015.
Photography is by Karen Kalou.