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."


"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)."


"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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