Crude

Objects

Crude
Cory Ingram

Date of Design
2006

Size
75 mm L, 47 mm W, 120 mm H

Material
Glass, crude oil, card

Edition
50

Crude is a limited edition parfum, 50ml of crude oil is exquisitely packaged and branded. Both art piece and luxury item, Crude foretells a potential future for one of the 20th century’s most influential raw materials.

Crude is a limited edition perfume in which 50ml of crude oil is exquisitely packaged and branded. Both art piece and luxury item, Crude foretells a potential future for one of the 20th centuries most influential raw materials. As our natural resources decline, the future of our society falls into question. How will everyday materials be valued, rethought, branded and consumed? Will a once plentiful resource become a luxury item? At $280 for 50ml, a barrel would be $900,000.

Also included in this range, a 1ml vial on card tester, that is a beautiful replication of a luxury perfume sample, normally given free as product promotion. As with all branded cosmetic launches, there is a “gift with purchase.” Cory’s manifestation of this is the Keffiyeh Wallet, made from a traditional Keffiyeh, a fabric most commonly used as headdress for Semitic tribes.