Chairs and table made from bread

Enoc Armengol – Panpaati

Spain-2010
object, product-design

Panpaati. Every piece forms a living, organic, natural structure, which suffers the alterations on having interacted with the environment, humans, animals…This is food! It creates a vital cycle, which it’s born, lives, and dies without leaving rest.

100% alive matter. 100% biodegradable.

The work is formed by a set of common furniture, composed by two chairs and one table, these turn automatically into the core of a synergy of shared actions, both internal and external, that modify the initial form constantly.

Somehow this installation can be a clear reflect from the actual society and production process. Fast, and the short-time life of the current, almost ephemeral furniture. Nevertheless, these pieces can also be eaten becoming part of the living process.

Breadboard

Monika Koziol – Breadboard

Made at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design
London – 2008 Oct.
wooden with laser etched letters

Breadboard was part of presentation that Monika had to give at the university as her favorite piece of design – she chose bread, as the greatest invention ever. Text on the board links basic ideas of what makes one happy and some facts about bread.

breadboard_closeup

breadbord

Edible humans

Csurka Eszter – bread-sculpture action

2003. október 19 / Budapesti Őszi Fesztivál
Fogyasztható művészet – ZabArt / Várfok Galéria
Screen capture from the documentation video

During a whole day, under a tent big pieces of dough are stretched on steel frame shaping mans, womans and children then they are place in furnace to be baked. When the bread persons are baked well the public start to consume step by step, so all what remain are the steel wire frames.

Photos by Sárközi Csaba

It can be interpreted as a human being, who has a rigid frame covered with this living hot material – bread. It has it’s on life till it is consumed by itself.

At the same time it can be viewed as a relation between sacred and profane, between the artwork as creation and the consumer who eagerly wants to own everything if is possible inside him. After destruction he realizes what have he done.

The text is translated by me from Encz Sarolta’s text written in Balkon – contemporary art magazine Hungary

A special “How is Made”

Thomas Thwaites – The toaster project

product design – ongoing project

This guy is trying to build a toaster, from scratch beginning by mining the raw materials and ending with a product that Argos sells for only £3.99.  Follow his hard work here.

magnetic-separation1
with a magnet under the paper he separates the iron from the rest
microwave1
Microwaves for melting iron? yes
microwave21
after 30 minutes at full power, the iron is melted