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Michael Stipe x Maison Martin Margiela Microcassette

By Roni Brunn | November 24, 2009 | News

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Michael Stipe collaborated with the Belgian label Maison Martin Margiela to create a microcassette accessory.  Cast in 925 sterling silver, the tapes will be produced in a limited edition of 199.  Each will be packaged in a handmade bound, signed notebook.  They’ll be available at Margiela boutiques and some concept stores.

Michael-stipe-margiela-tape-coverMichael-stipe-margiela-tape-notebookAlthough the photo series demonstrates a variety of ways to wear the necklace/eye patch/belt, I’d say it’s best to leave it somewhere on a shelf rather than on your body.  I’ve been wanting to build a modern miniature display case for little curiosities, and this tape would work perfectly in that setting.

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This microcassette builds on Stipes’s first sculpture show, 2008′s Rogan Versus Stipe.  Fascinated by technology’s rapid obsolescence, Stipe cast Poloroid and Diane cameras and a radio alarm clock in bronze.  The show was held at the Rogan store in New York, so this Margiela collaboration is a pretty straight forward variation on the concept.

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Via Dazed Digital and The Cut


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