Porcelain food containers inspired by Dutch still life painting

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A lot of great designers have just showcased their latest work at The Milan Design Week 2013. One of them is Berlin-based artist Maria Volokhova, whose collection of food containers “Still Life Stories” is as morbid as it is funny and beautiful.

MariaDrawing upon Dutch Still Life Painting of the 17th century, Still Life Stories presents a series of multipurpose food containers that mirror those classical Vanitas paintings, like dead animals, but interpret them in a contemporary manner,

Maria3While everyday life objects such as serving dishes and containers, the objects in Still Life Stories are designed to promote a new experience of the everyday: they encourage and invite playful handling as well as challenge the user to discover the ideas behind their design.


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