Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Anna Budaházy – Rigó Jancsi serving plate

ONYX Műhely x MOME I 'Gerbeaud legacy' project
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TThe 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.
The unique shape of the plate underlines the romantic history of the cake. Although famous Hungarian gypsy violinist Jancsi Rigó and the Princesse de Caraman-Chimay Clara Ward's love story is passionate and dramatic, the dessert inspired by them is sweet and light. The new dessert and serving concept are based on lightness.
The plate reflects a rosy cloud of love and a state of dreaminess, with no unhappy end in sight, just hopefulness. This gave rise to the cloud motif, which stands for constant change in addition to walking on clouds. The dessert with its fluffy form coupled with the plate exudes love and desire. Photo: Rebeka Szobor
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