"Cofit-20"

by Atelier Haute Cuisine Belgium

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Est delivery: Feb 1st, 2022
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Dimension LxWxH (cm): 10x13x22
Material : coal, Concrete composite
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Description

We wanted the light bulb to be part of the design so, instead of designing a light fixture that covers the light bulb, we made a pedestal to display it. A brick with two different imprints of a bulb with socket.

Depending on how you place the brick and in which imprint you put the lightbulb you can play with the design and display it in different ways.

The material we used for this limited edition of 100 pieces is a concrete mixture made out of pieces of coal and coal waste that we collected in the area where we grew up.

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Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 27 × 19 × 16 cm
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About the designer


Atelier Haute Cuisine

We are a design collective named “Atelier Haute Cuisine” that is founded in 2009 by Bernd Tyskens and Benny Conings.

We don\'t do any cooking or other food related stuff.

But acting like cooks we mix different ingredients together so that they can contribute to a greater whole. Just like you would cook a meal.

The outcome can be handmade objects, lightsculptures, furniture, site specific installations and concepts.

Curated by

The body of work in this collection consists of pieces by Greek designers of the mainland and the diaspora, or international professionals who live and work in Greece. As a common theme we tackle the elusive notion of “Greekness” and how this transpires through the work of seemingly diverse and distinct individuals. In our attempt to define “Greekness”, we aim to raise questions about how this plays out in the work presented. How do Greek designers view their identity? Is it through their effort to decipher their heavy heritage? Is form important in order to achieve a predisposed classic elegance, or is a philosophical disposition towards shape more poignant? Could it be simply a resourcefulness and DIY ethic to make up for the absence of design infrastructure? How do Greek designers based abroad deal with their background? Could it be that they simply ignore it in order to finally free themselves? Is there a certain amount of innovation necessary in order to channel it into the new environment? Finally, how do foreign designers see their work influenced by their Greek surroundings? Is it the reference through the use of noble materials such as marble or the abundance of natural light that makes their work unquestionably Greek? Or could it be something else they were seeking when they decided to move here, something abstract like humour or drama? Could their arrival finally mean a departure from Greek heritage’s self-reference? The pieces that we present might seem ill-matched, but they share an important core element. They are confident in their narrative of a personal story of identity, that is either at peace or against the Greek archetype. Through this communication, they all describe a culturally mature and vibrant scene that is finally extroverted and coming of age.