Furniture | Booger | 2016
Exhibited at KABK Open Day 2016
Dezeen Magazine, March 8 2016
Catálogodiseño Magazine, March 9 2016
In Japanese mythology, once one has eaten at the hearth of Yomi it is impossible to return to the land of the living.
Made of gelatin, glycerin and water, the potential uses of this material called “booger” has been explored. It reacts in a primal way; a rawness that is very responsive to those interacting with it. This led to the inspiration of designing tableware using body parts and then connecting that rawness to a raw food – sushi. The tableware will be purposely unsettling, the act of eating an unappetizing experience. The user will feel an uneasy connection to the tableware as they recognize certain body parts, and as the tableware is handled, they feel fleshy and warms to the touch, essentially becoming alive.
This project creates a new connection to the food we eat and reset our perception of what we normally take for granted by making a new ritual.
Credit: Allegra Santis and Anna Groet