ME Dinner Set by MOAK Team & Emma Van Eijkeren
Updated: Jan 27, 2020
MTic-design is about collaboration between cultures; developing products and sharing knowledge on an international level. The MTic-design knowledge exchange program is a collaboration in product design between The Netherlands and Colombia. It seeks to develop innovative products together and to share and create design knowledge for both professional and educational purposes. The program consists of two parallel projects: design project and research project.
Dutch designers teamed up in duos with designers from Colombia. Each duo is designing an interior product in a long-distance collaboration. The product will result from the fusion of the different methodologies, approaches and aesthetics based on their (design) culture and personal style. Each duo works with one of three themes, namely water, local-local and seduction respectively aiming at societal utility, cultural awareness, and consumer attractiveness. Their task is also to investigate the production possibilities of the prototypes they developed.
"ME" is a set of food containers made from Ceramic, terracota clay, leather straps, ash wood & steel, which invite the user to share a special moment with other people to create wonderful moments and unforgettable memories and experience each other’s way of cooking. The concept is based on the mixture and fusion of both cultures and centered on cultural codes and local materials. These basic ingredients make the product recognizable to a Colombian and a Dutchman.