Staff -- Interior Design, 10/31/2008 12:00:00 AM
Forrestisch by Hun Design.
Romantisch by Hun Design.
Henry David Thoreau might have said that “we meet at meals three times a day, and give each other a new taste of that old musty cheese that we are.” But tell that to Rósa Björk, Katharina Moebus, and Julia Maltry, the young design trio behind Hùn Design. With the Forrestisch and Romantisch tables, these students at Italy's Libera Universitá di Bolzano decided to elevate the dining experience into a more ruminant realm. Made of wax and doubling as a giant candle, Romantisch can be seen either as the perfect spot for a romantic candle-lit dinner, or a poignant homage to the passage of time as your table melts with every meal. Forrestisch taps into one's inner Rousseau, as it's designed to reconnect diners with the source of all food—nature. In this piece, the designers shun the rules and rituals that govern classic dining. Plate and cutlery are ghosted into the tablecloth backdrop, which is printed to emulate a lush forest floor. To eat, the diner literally must hunt for his plate and dinnerware within this forest primeval, just as our prehistoric ancestors did. hun-design.org. circle 537
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