Food is not just found in front of you on plates. They can be found where they originate from: trees and plants where you collect and straight eat them while talking with relatives… The memory of lifted hands reaching for berries, plumes and cherries is the main inspiration for my project.
The designed vessel is modular: place one module over another and it presents a vertical construction which shape is inspired by aloe plant. By rotating the cups about their axes, the construction opens up in multiple directions, inviting the human hands to reach for the food.
The vessel can be arranged in high compositions, as a main hub on a table for representative buffets and it can be used at casual parties as well. Placing vessels separately, as a random composition, can be read as a ceramic meadow.
The vessel is composed of a base cup and a diagonal leaf-shaped attachment. The grooves on the leaves can be used as a place for small foods on-a-stick. The features of the vessel allow to dip food from cub in the sauce from the leaf or to separate the ingredients so that the user can freely compose its dish.
Dimensions: W: 8,5cm, L: 16cm, H: 11 cm (cup: Ø 8,5 cm, H: 7cm)
Art Food 2014 project – a new ware to enjoy eating.
The ware were made by me in Ćmielów Design Studio during 3 weeks of residency with students from Wrocław Academy of Fine Art and Design in Wrocław, Central Saint Martins College in London, Pratt Institute in New York