Emilie Voirin Re-imagines the Religious Scene with Wood Blocks

By: Meghan Young - Nov 26, 2014
References: kickstarter & fastcodesign
Some people might argue that Jesus was black, others will debate about the color of his hair; Émilie Voirin puts these disagreements and digressions to rest with her Minimal Nativity Set. Forgoing the typical human form for basic wooden blocks, her Minimal Nativity Set will appeal to people for a number of reasons. Not only does it focus on what really matters, its clean aesthetic will find admiration among contemporary peers.

Although the Minimal Nativity Set made headlines last year, Voirin has since launched a Kickstarter campaign that will allow people around the world to enjoy her design. She has even created an exclusive brass version. Voiron writes, "I would like people to see the product as an alternative version of the objectified biblical scene that usually looks very ornamental."