31 Mar '13, 2pm

Absolut Elyx: The Craft of Perfection Exhibition

Today, Absolut Vodka introduces along with the launch of its premium small batch vodka, Absolut Elyx , a look at some of the fading crafts in Singapore, one of which is the art of keymaking. Working with the founder of Handy Services, Mr Chow, as well as the National Heritage Board, Absolut Elyx established an exhibition to demonstrate along with the craft of small batch vodka creation, the history of key and keymaking. Keys were, in ancient times, regarded as a symbol of influence and power. The Romans and Egyptian created tumbler keys, which remain similar in concept to our key systems today, except they were much larger and worn on the finger - hence the key loupe. Over the years, keymaking was mingled with the decorative arts such as engraving and multiple key locks were created for security. These rare and vintage locks are all presented at the exhibition located at 4...

Full article: http://www.augustman.com/absolut-elyx-craft-perfection-ex...

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