Object: Proust (L)
Designer: Yuka Fukushima
Usage: Take the herbs out of the sachet and place them in the glass jar directly, fill it with water and shake it carefully for a few times.
Subscription: Each purchase of Proust (L) comes with 5 extra sachets and a seasonal botanical subscription service of 15 per season for an entire year after the initial 10 runs out. Afterwards customer will receive a notification on whether you would like to continue with the service.
Inspired by the Proust effect where it stated that autobiographical and emotional memories can be triggered by sensory stimuli, especially through olfaction, Proust L is the realisation of the conceptual installation ‘Distillation’.
The glass jar itself is made-to-order, handcrafted by artisans in Kyoto, Japan, which contains 3 sachets. Generally it takes one month of production time. Every botanical sachet in the jar is composed by Yuka Fukushima and contains a mixture of rosemary, mint, lemon eucalyptus leaves and oregano, wrapped with a medicinal cotton bag. The aroma typically lasts 5 hours, depending on individual preference customer can choose and decide the number of sachets or the amount of herbs that they use each time.
The glass jar is sealed and protected in an airtight bag for aroma preservation.