You’ve been officially collaborating as a studio for just over a year now, yet you’ve created many objects already. Tell us about how Garb came about.
We met in 2010 in South East London, and were inseparable until divided by studies, careers, and seas in 2014, so we reunited in 2020 with Garb as the glue. Our first ever duo-object (in 2010... pre-Garb) was casting an exact replica of a football shin pad in Resin, which took days of hard labor. Neither of us can remember why. Garb then emerged during the first isolations in March 2020. We began crafting together as a way to actively check in on one another. We love to overcompensate with material tactility to make up for the physical distance between us.
What was your concept for the Dinamo rings?
Fabian and Johannes asked for a family of rings, for the Dinamo members to own and cherish. A dream brief for Garb! It felt really familiar to us: Garb attempts to connect people through objects (especially as we’re also a cross-ocean studio). The rings connect to the next with little knobs and notches. When fitted together, they form a custom network. Each ring was hand moulded in wax, with a “Dinamo” emboss, and then cast in silver. Originally we were going to make mini engraved tags for each ring... Thankfully we didn’t though, as everyone would have had hanging jiggly bits on their rings! To soften their journeys, we wrapped each ring in cotton wool—our custom fabric wraps, adorned with Garb’s label in Marfa.