Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Chocolate serving set - Anna Csenge Berkes

ONYX Műhely x MOME I ‘Gerbeaud legacy’ project
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Anna Csenge Berkes
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The project is a collaboration between the MOME Object Design programme and ONYX Műhely. The goal of ONYX Műhely is to present a progressive Hungarian cuisine offering a fusion of art, science and gastronomy. The design course for ceramic design students of the MOME Object Design programme was led by Art Director of the ONYX Műhely’s Creative Community Angéla Góg DLA, and ceramist and MOME teacher Edit Kondor. Assisted by the Műhely's creative pastry chef Zsuzsanna Borsos, students were tasked with designing dessert serving items for ONYX Műhely by exploring contemporary dessert culture and the related serving techniques and drawing on Gerbeaud's legacy.
he serving set with its design was inspired by Mayan and Aztec pyramidal architecture and enhances the experience of eating chocolate.The handcrafted premium chocolates form a delicate whole with the bonbons, highlighting the cocoa beans, and references the origin of cocoa. The concept consists of two plates and a small cup.
The cup plays an equally important role in relation to the cocoa bean, a square of dark chocolate and bonbon placed on the plate to assist the tasting process. A sip of water is taken before tasting each component to cleanse the palate and to enhance the flavours in the chocolate. The plate can also be used for other purposes, such as displaying and serving various types of bonbons in showcases or at events. Photo: Rebeka Szomor
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