What must be the chicest–and freakiest (in a good way)–cookware ever debuts this week at the Milan Design Fair, Tord Boontje’s Witches’ Kitchen for Artecnica.
The fanciful utensils and all-black pots and aprons are “inspired by the witches and wizards of western myth and legend…” and “bridges the gap between sorcerer’s spell book and mother’s cookbook, celebrating the arcane magic behind every succulent dish.”
Ok. Right. Andy’s just hoping this might finally inspire me to cook.
As if to underscore just how stylish it is, the range is the latest in Artecnica’s ongoing Design With Conscience series. The program empowers artisans in underdeveloped communities and emphasizes eco-friendly production. In this case Colombian potters hand molded the casseroles and saucepans; Brazil’s Coopa-Roca women’s cooperative stitched the all-black aprons and potholders; Guatemalan woodworkers carved salad tossers shaped like hands and a dagger knife out of locally sourced reforested wood.
The collection is at the Via Savona 55 Milano, in Zona Tortona, Milano through April 21. Major Boontje fans that we are (he's a staple at the stores and I pestered Maharam for weeks to score 12 yards of his printed wool for our sofa which was not being sold in the states!), we’ve already got our sights on the Witches' Kitchen for A+R.
(Photos Courtesy of Artecnica)
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