Archive | food RSS feed for this section

Around the Fire, Around the Water: An Imaginary Heritage

4 Sep

On September 16th 2015 I am opening an exhibition with ceramic artist and a dear friend of mine Mladen Ivančić, in gallery of Croatian Association of Applied Artists (ULUPUH) in Zagreb.

smoker2_2

The exhibition deals with the modern understanding of Mediterranean traditions related to food and crafts, and plays with the notion of invented tradition that is largely present within the concept of the Mediterranean diet today. Through dialogue between the two materials and techniques we created a narrative that combines factual, authentic tradition with the fictional tradition: an imaginary narrative of what tradition actually is and how fragile is its authenticity. We wanted to show an imaginary future scenario deriving from the Croatian crafts tradition in broadest sense – from the table culture, to agriculture, hunting, fishing, and games.game_179table_2

While each of us was working with his favourite raw material, at some point we have come to a conclusion that wood and ceramics have become inseparably connected through history. The antique wooden ships transported their cargo in clay jars, wooden tables in inns were set with ceramic plates and jugs, a medieval fortress were largely constructed of wood. And without fire the items presented in the exhibition could not been either developed or used. That is why the building blocks of this exhibition are wood, ceramics and fire. Some exhibited objects invoke the tradition of preparing food outdoors. Perhaps this is one of the last relict of customs that today belongs primarily to the memory.

birdhouse_014

Photographs by Martin Gustavsson and Jadranka Hajduković.

Smoker Barrel No.2 at Glupsk

23 Aug

Beautiful weekend at Glupsk food festival in Not Quite, Fengersfors, with first run of Smoker Barrel No.2.

_MG_5298 _MG_5319 _MG_5321

Food Cabinet in Cleft Ash

20 Apr

A project in collaboration with Röhsska Design Museum in Göteborg: an interpretation of Ferdinand Boberg cabinet from 1900. Intended use is food storage, hence the pull-out chopping board and ventilated doors with wire mesh. Made in ash wood, with generous help from Martin Horgan, Juan Cappa and Adrian Coen. Forged iron hooks by Jokum Lind Jensen.

cleft7

Continue reading

SMOR AX for real men

30 Jan

SMOR_AX_02SMOR_AX_KRUH

 

Continue reading

Moho, pizzeria & caffe

15 Jun

…in Volosko, by the seaside. Done in reclaimed oak wood, in collaboration with owners and friends Sanjin Kunić and Marijan Veršić. The main table is made out of 100 years old table saw, that stood in the same space whilst it served as Sanjin grandfather’s woodworking shop…