Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Dorottya Kalocsai - Hidden
Ceramic Design MA
Year of project
With my diploma project I designed a ceramic tableware collection for the Embassy of Hungary in The Hague, Netherlands. Gastronomy in diplomacy is characterised by fine dining trends, and in the level of service, materials, and ingredients.
In my diploma thesis my goal is to map and summarise the typical gastronomy, object culture, functionality, and other contemporary requirements of service in a diplomatic setting.
With my tableware design I solve current serving difficulties of the chefs working in these environments by creating easy-to-combine, clean surfaces that encourage creativity and give space for free work. The tableware concept also highlights Hungarian medicinal water culture. Thermal bath culture has been primary to leisure and medicinal culture in Hungary for centuries. The shape of the ceramic pieces evokes different water surfaces and wave movements to refer to medicinal waters hidden in the ceramic glaze.