Monday, December 22, 2008
"5,084,000,000 people, 5,360 pages, 3,700 years, 243 countries, 7 books, and 1 shelf. For the first time, the world's most influential religious texts are brought together and presented on the same level, their coexistence acknowledged and celebrated." This is how the designers, Mike and Maaike, describe this piece of art. It is made of solid reclaimed hardwood that contains 7 religious books - Bhagavad Gītā (Song of God), Holy Bible, The Qur'an, The Analects of Confucius, Tao Te Ching, The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya and The Torah - which are being put literally on the same level. It is made in a limited edition of 50, but with a big statement. You can purchase it here.