Kopia Modular Tableware by István Böjte
by Harry / February 18, 2012
From István Böjte, a modular tableware collection made of porcelain and cork modelled on the Hungarian Kopjafa, a wooden obelisk "made not only to celebrate a funeral ceremony but to commemorate the life the departed."


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In the 18th century, using geometric symbols, the Kopjafa described the sex, character, profession, and age of the departed. Says Böjte, "Only later on, The Kopjafa has become a public object to celebrate a national event, an anniversary or an historical date."

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"To realise this project, the Kopjafa has been divided in formal-symbolic blocks in order to manufacture a series of assembled and interchangeable objects for the table (e.g. vases, holders)."

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"The main purpose has been to reproduce the building ritual of the Kopjafa through the simplified action of composition and to promote the fine Hungarian porcelain handicraft tradition."

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