Campfire

Cooking at the open fire.

Campfire

The campfire is seen as the origin of our civilization. It supports the development of social structures, offering warmth, light and protection from wild animals. The discovery of fire and cooking of food caused the development of the human, food could be prepared to be digestible, thereby developing the human brain could continue.

I confronted myself with the challenge of finding new and interesting ways of cooking at an open fire and transforming the raw tribal experience into something more contemporary.

YEAR
2012

MY ROLE
Everything

The Idea

The starting point for the whole thing was the process of a jacket potato and how it could be maybe transformed into something else.

Two-in-one

In the end I came to a principle that could unite two diffrent cooking processes, the steaming and the soup making.

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Fire-resistant Bowls

To prove the process of cooking and steaming at an open fire we built fire-resistant bowls. The bowls are made from two different ceramic materials. The process is developed and patented by Fritz Renner. A coarser material with air-chambers serving as isolation and the finer material that makes the shells waterproof. The special feature of the process is that the material is not cast as usual or rotated but specialy beaten into plaster molds. As the set consists of three parts, only one of which is directly in contact with the fire, only the outermost, the dark, large shell is manufactured with two materials.

Solution

The shape of the bowls is designed in such a way, that it is possible to change the function by simply rearranging the top two bowls.

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Field Test

It's all about the food and the social aspect of it. So it's very important to try out with good friends.

The results were fantastic, the smoke gives a simple vegtable soup a special flavour that you cannot achieve any other way.

Porcelain Models

The models are made of the french limoges-porcelain mixed with pigment. The three parts are colored in three shades of black pigment. On the inside they are glazed. The white part is glazed on both sides.

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Final Model

The design is based on the interchangeability of the arrangement of the three parts. By rearranging the two upper parts you can switch from cooking to steaming at the open fire.

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