One of the largest natural history and anthological collections was lost, due to a large fire in the Museum Nacional in Rio de Janeiro in 2018. 90% of the museum’s collection was destroyed in the fire. Fortunately many of the artefacts had been 3D-scanned prior to the fire. Studio Unfold from Antwerp responded to the loss in calling artists, designers and makers to dematerialise one vessel, the Peruvian`Felideo´from the Chimú-culture adding meaning to the replicated objects and to share their voice in the conversation.
The Felideo was a collaboration between Lea Randebrock and Max Hornäcker and a combined effort of responding to the call. The two designers combined their knowledge and expertise to reproduce the `Felideo´, by combining modern manufacturing techniques with ancient ways of material sourcing and treatment. Working shortly after the lockdown in Italy, the aim was to reduce the use of materials in the reproduction to the availability of resources in the yard of a tuscan farmhouse.