The value of a ring generally depends on the material used. ”Filio” is a ring beyond all material values. It is an idea sketched with lines and outlined in its body. It is the fiction of a geometrically cut gemstone. Its inside is open, leaving room for sentimental and immaterial values.
The Austrian designer Thomas Feichtner designed this ring for his wife when their son was born in spring 2008. This explains the name ”Filio”, which comes from ”filius”, the Latin word for son. The ring is a unique specimen, and no reproduction is planned.
Thomas Feichtner designs his objects not on the basis of economic criteria; the strategy he pursues is keeping his distance from globalization and mass production. His works focus on cultural and artistic aspects of the design, further development of form and break with the concept of design purely based on a specific purpose.