Dante Goods and Bads was founded in 2012 by artist Aylin Langreuter and industrial designer Christophe de la Fontaine. They share a profound love of the material world for all its pathos and beauty. They are aware that Dante Goods And Bads is a fragile and highly ambitious endeavour. Nevertheless they are determined to persevere.
Dante Goods And Bads creates objects, products, editions with qualities above and beyond the substantial; associative qualities: emotions, habits, memories, tastes, aversions, the good, the bad, never the ugly.
The design of every product ever made has always been shaped by the most prominent need of the society that created it. More often than not, it was the search for the practical, for maximal usability. Dante Goods And Bads, however, senses another desire: Warmth. Content. So their filter is this: create a connection. Create material objects that are not merely things, but favorites. Talismans. Everyday products that are not a priori practical, useful, efficient but rather, emotional. So they can have unlikely material attributes like humor, vanity, passion. Comfort, even.