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Ephemeral Objects
Title:“Mediterranean tools – Tools for ephemeral food installation
Years: 2018
Material: brass, blue silk thread, oregano, wood spoon, carrara marble, cotton canvas
Photo: Silvia Rocchino

The Mediterranean tools are a collection of tools designed to create, through a ritual called “return to the origins”, a multisensory experience around Mediterranean food and in particular Sicilian cuisine.
The collection consists of an oregano tool, a cheese stick, a gold spoon and an irregular plate.
The tools are part of a much wider project design experience designed for the events of the II Week of Italian cuisine in the world.
For the short time of use of the instruments and the ephemeral nature of the events, a collection has been developed that minimizes the environmental impact, each piece uses waste materials or reuses other existing objects. They can be assembled Post-events to reuse materials, combine functionality, high attention to detail and strong aesthetic and social value.

Cheese Stick
(scrap brass wire)

This tool reinvents the toothpick and was used for the tasting of the cheese. The twisted upper part was already present on the top of the wire and in this new configuration takes a decorative function that makes it look like a vine tendrils.

Oregano Tool
(scrap brass bar, oregano, blue silk thread)

This tool is born from an ancient gesture of the Sicilian grandmothers. It serves to spread the olive oil on the bread and at the same time aromatize it.

Golden Spoon
(scrap brass bar, wooden spoon, blue silk thread)

The classic wooden kitchen spoon adopts a new configuration and is loaded with a new aesthetic sense thanks to the combination of materials and the ennoblement provided by the golden brass bar.

Irregular Plate
(scrap of brass sheet)

In this series of plates, irregular pieces of brass sheet cuttings are reused. Each dish has a different shape and capacity to contain.