The brilliant Daan Rooesgarde who has already brought us light up highways, glowing trees as replacement for street lamps and anti smog parks in Beijing has unveiled his latest project - a luxury ring that is a bi product of his fight against urban pollution. Still in its design phase, the ring will be a metal band housing a clear central stone that will house smog particles that have been extracted from Beijing city air in the smog parks themselves. The black dust, which is made up mostly of carbon soot from coal will symbolise a cubic kilometer of smog that each ring has cleared from the skies.
In addition he wants to develop a higher end version whereby he presses the dirty air particles and turns them into a valuable stone that resembles a diamond.
Playing with notions of luxury and tackling an issue head on this project is both poetic and practical.