While working on an organic farm, Alice Huldtin discovered kombucha: a beverage produced by fermenting tea using a SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast). She saw in the culture of kombucha a way to connect people around values of cooperation, encouraging a non-consumeristic sharing economy. With this in mind, she worked together with different craftsmen and designed “Bout’chou”, a brewing station for kombucha combining Desktop linoleum with other refined materials. With “Bout’chou”, Alice wants to gather people around a drink, to share and enjoy the results of a collaborative activity.
Special thanks to Magnus Andersson (glassblowing), Augusto Boer Bront and Rémy Sorondo (metalwork)
We believe the designer’s role is about looking beyond the surface – to make responsible decisions and to understand the ethical implications of one’s choices.
In partnership with Forbo, we have investigated the ethical implications of design through material, form and function. We have designed artifacts that embody various kinds of gatherings; the gathering of materials and the gathering of people – all about stimulating interaction through design.
Let’s talk, share and play!
|Projekt||Gatherings, HDK Steneby|
|Datum för färdigställande||2016|