Copper is one of the hottest materials right now in both interiors and fashion.
It’s beautiful, it’s functional and it has been used for centuries for cooking in the form of copper pots, etc.
Many new designers have embraced copper and continue to explore its possibilities.
Here I would like to highlight two interesting examples of innovative design with copper. Both examples feature an innovative approach to meals and cooking.
So far, these examples are prototypes and exhibition objects. Discover inspiration for jumping on the copper bandwagon and go on the hunt for beautiful copper items for your kitchen. And keep an eye on the collections from design companies, many of whom are working with copper in various price categories.
PROHIBITION KIT BY FRANCESCO MORACKINI
”Distilling alcohol without a license is illegal in most countries in the world. However, many countries allow for the non-commercial brewing of a limited quantity of beer, wine, and mead in a process commonly known as homebrewing. While homebrewing is a hobby for many people across the globe, it is primarily carried out by poor people in developing nations as a cheap alternative to buying commercial alcohol, not to mention it is often stronger.
I wanted to redesign a Tool with a long tradition, and use copper not for a decoration purpose but for its inner quality. This material has always been used for the construction of stills since ancient times. With the evolution of time and technologies new materials have been introduced such as stainless steel. However, old Europe will by no means exchange their copper stills.
Because of its legislative issue, the Prohibition kit is deliberately a provocative project. I want to question the people about the value and purpose of everyday products surrounding us. I propose another point of view to observe them. When are innocent products becoming illegal? What can those products do for us, or what do they do to us?”
Francesco Morackini is a designer born in 1980. After a diploma in industrial design and management, he worked for many design studios around the globe, in Brazil, United States and France. Today Francesco Morackini lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
EATING OBJECTS BY DESIGNGOAT
”Eating objects was a design exploration of food, molecular gastronomy and eating experiences. Using food as a material we created a series of food ‘products’ that would be constructed by the diner in a restaurant. By using the processes and techniques of molecular gastronomy to form the food in new ways we could control different tastes, colours and textures to have food look and feel like something else thus challenging peoples pre-conceptions towards food and the habits they have grown up with. As the most exciting element of molecular gastronomy is the processes and science behind it, we wanted to show these techniques and processes and engage each user with them.
We have designed a series of tools for the users to interact with when constructing each food product. These tools let the user experience the food in an entirely different way and it gives them an insight into the usually so secret techniques and it allows them to see the transformation of the food. To continue the exploration and create a more in depth, challenging eating experience we have also designed a table to enhance the multi-sensory aspect of the experience. By using animations projected from underneath which are triggered by using recognition technology, with tags on the base of each tool, a selection of tools will equal a dish and hence, play the intended animation. The user is guided through each dish and they are encouraged to interact with each other and their food in new ways.”
Designduoen DesignGoat består af designerne Cian Corcoran og Ahmad Fakhry, der begge holder til i Dublin, Irland.