fabrica designs a table of culinary wares for atipico at maison et objet
 
fabrica designs a table of culinary wares for atipico at maison et objet
jan 16, 2015

fabrica designs a table of culinary wares for atipico at maison et objet

fabrica designs a table of culinary wares for atipico at maison et objet
all images by marco zanin / fabrica

 

 

 

the contemporary dining space is a melting pot of different cultures, customs and traditions — a place where colors and patterns, smells and sounds, tastes and textures, bring forth a multi-ethnic culinary experience that heightens the senses. this is what communication research centre fabrica wanted to express in their collaboration with atipico.

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‘a table’ stands to represent different cultural traditions revolving around food

 

 

 

made entirely in italy, ‘a table’ was born out of the different food habits and nationalities represented by the young creatives at fabrica, who are native to such countries as china, egypt, england, finland, france, germany, india, italy, japan, morocco and scotland. the collection of objects and accessories for preparing and consuming food include baskets, bowls, carafes, cutlery, cutting boards, glasses, plates and linen. each one of the pieces has been envisioned with characteristics that are reminiscent of various cultural eating and drinking traditions: the shape of the glasses remind one of the cups used in japanese tea ceremonies; the aperitif set draws on the indian practice of sharing and tasting many different foods; while linen — aprons, kitchen gloves, runners and various tablecloths — borrow colors and patterns from antique porcelain; additionally marked by symbols denoting the countries which encouraged the designs.

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each piece has been influenced by a different culture, but collectively they are a cohesive set of tableware

 

 

 

the concluding set of objects employs a range of materials such as ceramic, fabric, glass, metal and wood, and collectively form a coherent collection that coordinates each piece aesthetically, as well as functionally.

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wooden cutting boards feature ridges which are reminiscent of those found on the traditional italian bread schiacciatina

 

 

 

as sam baron, creative director of the design area of fabrica, says, ‘the table is the perfect place for meeting up. at fabrica, place of exchange and interchange par excellence, we love to mix our different cultures and backgrounds to create design projects which are a pure manifestation of the daily creative work and which become a source of personal growth and enrichment for our residents. at fabrica design is seen as a praxis which, through various abilities and skills, leads to a common language‘.

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wooden cutting boards also function as lids for the bowls

 

 

 

gianluca corbari, co-founder with his brothers enrico and maurizio and creative director of atipico, ‘our all-italian genetic make-up fuses enterprise and the constant pursuit of innovation. in fabrica we found our same spirit of tastefully revolutionizing everyday-use objects. what is more everyday than sitting down at the table?

 

fabrica and atipico present ‘a table’ on the occasion of maison et objet, from january 23-27,2015 in paris.

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the aperitif set encourages the sharing and tasting of many different foods

 

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the form of the cups have been influenced by those used in japanese tea ceremonies

 

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wooden cooking utensils feature a slight crease down their centre to offer a better grip, and hold on when distributing spices

 

 

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