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A mobile kitchen designed by Vienna-based designers Ania Rosinke and Maciej Chmara to use while they were touring Austria has won the first NWW Design Award at the Vienna Design Week 2012. The compact and portable kitchen is made out of massive pine wood. Following is a description from the designers, “The project mobile hospitality (Mobile Gastfreundschaft) pays attention to an important aspect of our design work – the responsibility and the self-initiative in public space. The city plays as a space a difficult role. On the one hand it does not belong to anyone, on the other hand it belongs to all, but it is merely used by us actively, as it was in former times. It has decreased to the background of our everyday activities. Responsibility for the outdoor space, for most of the residents stops at their garden fence. The project mobile hospitality starts just here.
We were driving with the wheelbarrow kitchen, -table and ten folding stools from place to place to sit and eat in public space with spontaneously joining passers-by. At this big table, design meets delight and generates a very good opportunity to get to know each other.
The formal language of the objects is kept very clear and deals consciously with DIY aesthetics. All the objects are made out of massive wood and replenished with additional functions, like for example a foot pump for running water or pots with growing spices.
An important aim for our design process was to bring a smile to people passing by and to communicate with very basic means the sensuality and delight of food-culture. All the objects are foldable and mobile.”
Image Courtesy: Ania Rosinke and Maciej Chmara