Hidegszoba is a three-member design studio that formed out of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Hungary. They use ornamental objects to connect natural materials to old traditions, within a contemporary setting.
Kaláka is a wooden table adorned with tableware that uses bread as its ornamental object. Hidegszoba selected bread for its ubiquity across time and cultures. The plates have charred bases, a reference to open-air grilling and cooking on a fire. They state that the shelf within the table is meant to inspire a variety of possibilities of use. The table includes simple seats which use legs set at a cross-sections, evoking the look of a picnic bench.
From the designers:
“Similar to the elements of folktales, our objects are accustomed household pieces, which bare an extra, special skill. The central symbol of grain-based dietary is bread; expressing the respect towards bread, we have placed it in the centre of the table.”
The project was a winner in the A’ Design Awards.
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