Giria – a collection of bowls and plates balancing between tactility, shape and color.
The project is aimed to pass the sensations of the forest through the dishes, to establish a connection between the user and the object. This process is an allusion into the urban person`s connection with the nature.
Tree dishes are the result of an experimental process by which I wanted to show how materials, which are destined to become waste – tree bark and leaves – can be transformed into sustainable design through the traditional crafts. The transformation process is the rebirth of a tree into new objects – dishes.
It is a research on the alternative and unconventional ways to shape wood, which reminds of the culinary process.
During the research a recipe that consists of harmless organic substances has been found. Therefore these bowls may be used not only as an interior decoration but also as dishes for serving dry food products.