Ted Noten Creates Cosmetic Compacts in the Shape of Handguns

Handguns seem to be the weapon of choice for most murders and non-negligent manslaughters, if you go by the statistics provided by the FBI. But even they will be surprised to know that it has become a fashion accessory for women. The women can use it not to kill but to survive with the seven necessities it holds for them. This unique design concept has been created by the Dutch jewelry designer Ted Noten who has made a group of handgun-shaped make up compacts as part of a series he calls “Seven Necessities.”

Ted Noten has created a distinct design of gun for different cosmetic group or brand. Dior and Chanel are the most prominent amongst them. The design is first reproduced on a 3D printer and then handcrafted and retrofitted with 18 carat gold details. These faux firearms are then loaded with what he thinks women need to survive in this male dominated world. The lip gloss is kept in the muzzle as it is most frequently required. The loading chamber holds many pills for different ailments and situations. The Dior gun clip holds 100 grams of certified silver bullion, whereas the Chanel model has 50 grams of 24 carat gold.

Some of the models carry a toothpick, a hairpin and a small vial of perfume. More importantly, to meet the needs of a modern woman the gun conceals a 4GB thumb drive for snapshots, personal data and corporate secrets. The radical design compacts made their debut at Gallery Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam. They were showcased recently at Art Basel by the Ornamemtum Gallery of Hudson, N.Y. You need not worry for the supply of ammunitions as Noten’s studio can arrange for refills. The Dior gun is priced at $11,500 and the Chanel gun will cost you $17,000 more because of the gold it holds.

Via: tmagazine.blogs.nytimes

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