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tabelware set Finland / 2013

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The design is based on the culture of the Sami people in Lapland. The Samis used to carry with them a special set of porcelain tableware, which was meant only for their guests. Their everyday tableware was made of wood. I find the artifacts used by nomads especially fascinating. Their versatile usability is refined to the finest. Four cups (20cl) and plates (⦰ 175mm) form a set that can be carried in a net bag made of reindeer skin: the cups slide inside the plate and form a knot that holds them together. Both the cups and the plates may be stacked on top of one another. The thermos bottle (80 cl) consists of two glass shells which are held together with a cork frame. The empty space between the layers of glass serves as an insulator and maintains the contents hot or cold. The three different sized reindeer skin pouches are designed as accessories for having a cup of coffee. They may be used to store coffee, sugar or even biscuits. The pouch can be opened easily with one hand by pressing on the edges of the mouth, and it closes by itself once you let go.
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    The design is based on the culture of the Sami people in Lapland. The Samis used to carry with them a special set of porcelain tableware, which was meant only for their guests. Their everyday tableware was made of wood. I find the artifacts used by nomads especially fascinating. Their versatile usability is refined to the finest. Four cups (20cl) and plates (⦰ 175mm) form a set that can be carried in a net bag made of reindeer skin: the cups slide inside the plate and form a knot that holds...

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    • Year 2013
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Custom Furniture
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