Miznica - More than just a plate
Set of eating plates
Psychology of personality development. Basic geometric shapes in the psychology of personality development are; circle, triangle and square (after C.G. Yung). Connecting cuisine with spirituality and personal growth is a very attractive way of personal and creative expression.
Psychology of personality development.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Multifunctionality, many combinations allows different compositional layout and different way of serving food, different ways of enjoying food. A combination of contrasts creates balance and harmony. Plates Miznica can be combined with sleek wooden plates as an additional element for serving food. Square plate has two functions; as serving plate and a cutting desk on the other side. Triangle container for sauces and other separate dishes has a bottom which is designed to connect with the surface
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
With various possible positions of elements, unique combinations according to personal wishes, can be applied. Multifunctionality and mobility are main goals of this design as for example the main plate can in addition to food serving surface be used as a surface for cutting vegetables or meat and also as a platter for dry snacks.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in Autumn of 2015 and was finished in late 2015 with its final corrections applied in early 2016. Locations; Radomlje, Vodice, Ljubljana.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Plates are made of Kerrock - industrial stone variation, precisely cut and polished by hand. The work was done by a CNC and industrial material professional. "Miznica" graphic was encrusted also by a CNC machine.The wooden platter, made of chestnut wood was oiled with natural oil mixture such as linseed oil, etc. by a woodworker, also a bee wax finish was applies for aditional waterproofness.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Square shaped plate: 300mm x 300mm x 8mm - Material: Kerrock
Triangular tray-plate: 280mm x 200mm x 200mm x 22mm - Material: Kerrock
Kerrock, plates, Miznica, table design, serving food, sustanable design, wood design
The first idea of table design Miznica was to only use wood for plates, but that narrows a range of possibilityes of serving quality meal. I was looking for idea for wet type of food or liquid food, like sauces or soup. I prefer natural material which is different as we are used to use it on table design for serving food. As interior designer I often meet material Kerrock - which is industrial stone variation. I like it very much; it could be shaped by cutting and polishing, it is hard and smoothly soft at the same time, and it is warm on the contrary of natural stone. Kerrock is a material with a wide range of usefulness. Combined with wood gives a special effect; wood still enhances its fineness.
- to involve Kerrock as a new material into serving food,
- to create sophisticated place settings on the table with traditional wooden plates - a traditional way of serving snacks and dry specialties
- to step out of the frame; to supplement an oval plate with a square and triangular plate.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Designer: Branka Urbanija, Creative Director for Kerrock: Miha Grošelj and Creative Director for wood: Anton Urbanija
Image #1: Photographer Peter Škrlep
Image #2: Photographer Peter Škrlep
Image #3: Photographer Peter Škrlep
Image #4: Photographer Peter Škrlep
Image #5: Photographer Peter Škrlep
UIL-No. Z 201571148/ Branka Urbanija/ December 2016/ Ministrstvo za gospodarski razvoj in tehnologijo - urad republike Slovenije za intelektualno lastnino