The dinner service, and the dining furniture Sifikaki designed, are based on the Greek myth of Tantalus, in which Tantalus boils his son Pelops and offers him up as food to the gods to appease them.
Sifakaki presented the table and service at the RCA show, which ended yesterday, along with documentation of the dinner.
See other Dezeen stories about 2009 Royal College of Art graduates:
Photographs are by Matthew Booth.
Here's further info from Sifakaki:
The ritual of eating is a key element in my work. In this series of objects, inspired by the Greek myth of Tantalus, I created a tableware set by casting my own body.
Ceramic objects are often related to rituals because they bare a remarkable resemblance to the purity and smoothness of the human flesh.
By casting myself, I copy, dismantle and offer parts of me, in order to provoke new, unusual relationships between the maker and the user.
- VTOL by Kram/Weisshaar
- Confluences by Philippe Nigro
- André Chiote illustrates Brazil's World… Cup stadiums
- Revolving Chandelier by Bertjan Pot
- Jaime Hayón for Bisazza
- Stuff by Marina Ralph
- Minimal Nativity Set made of plain woode…n blocks by Emilie Voirin
- Tape Lamp by Sylvia Pichler for Skitsch
- Atelier Yokyok installs vaulted string t…unnels in a Gothic cloister garden
Sign up for a daily roundup
of all our stories