“As old As New” is a conceptual project which explores the revival of cultural, historic, and naturalistic inspiration, which is often void in modern design and architecture. The Linguist Set consists of 6 items which are associated with a specific role in Ghanian culture called a Linguist. (Twi Meaning: Okyeame). This role is different from the western meaning since a linguist is an advisor, advocate, spokesperson and much more to a king. The products have a twist to them, as biomimicry and material ecology plays a huge role in the appearance of the products. These ideologies stand as a strong counterpart to the modern design outlook. The set consists of an Ancestral stool, a linguist staff, a libation jug, a sword, a linguist necklace, and a linguist mask, accompanied with biomaterials.
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