THIS IS NOT A MASK by Maja Smrekar


To celebrate the launch of our online shop, we invited Golden Nica Award winner Maja Smrekar to design a work that speaks to our difficult and trying times. This mask can either be framed as the artwork that it is, or it can also be worn, as it incorporates a Repsilon nano-filter, one of the most efficient in the market.

The artist was inspired by a bread mould called Neurospora Crassa to design this pattern. While mutations can enable species to adapt, natural selection will always reduce the modification rate so as to not harm the organism. The Neurospora crassa, however, has remarkably evolved to be capable of mutating its own DNA as a way of fighting off virus-like infections. This mask aims to inspire us to be the exception to the rule.

Each edition is limited to 100, and will be accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from the artist. Proceeds from sales will be destined to fund our project Roots & Seeds. Biodiversity Crisis and Plant Resistance, co-funded by the European Union.



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Made with ultra-soft 100% stretch silk, our mask is reusable, comfortable and light. Each stage of production is carefully safeguarded and we inspect every step of the production process. This product is Made in Italy and we comply with international eco-friendly standards. The packaging is plastic free and designed to be reused.

Our mask has a high efficiency protection due to his integrated Nanofiber filter Technology by RESPILON® Facemask Filter. This technology delivers a higher level of filtration. The nanofiber membrane filters 99.9% of all dangerous airborne particles and germs from polluted air: viruses, bacteria, air-pollution, allergens, dust, smoke, CO2 and NO2 fumes.

This product does not belong to the equipment for the medical or professional use. Disinfect your hands before and after wearing it. This face mask is not a substitute for hand hygiene, proper hygiene practices and social distancing.


Care Instructions 
– Hand wash the mask in warm water with a soft soap
– Rinse thoroughly with water and air dry
– Make sure the mask is completely dry before re-use
– Do not expose it to high temperatures, it may damage the mask and lower its efficiency
– Quo Artis’ mask can be washed up to 30 times.

Additional information

Weight0,3 kg
Dimensions20,2 × 15,2 × 3,2 cm

M/L, S/M