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Witches' Kitchen by Studio Tord Boontje

Milan 08: Dutch designer Tord Boontje will present his new Witches' Kitchen collection for Artecnica's Design With Conscience range at Zona Tortona this week.


Made by artisan communities in Brazil, Guatemala and Colombia, the collection includes black ceramic cooking pots, wooden utensils, fringed and patchwork aprons and oven gloves.


See our previous story for more information about the Design with Conscience range.


The Witches' Kitchen will be on show at Via Savona 55 Milano, in Zona Tortona, 16-21 April.


Here's some more details from Artecnica:


Witches’ Kitchen

Designed by Studio Tord Boontje

Tord Boontje’s Witches’ KitchenTM is an extensive handcrafted kitchenware collection featuring cookware, utensils, and kitchen couture. A Design with Conscience project, Artecnica enlists artisan communities in Brazil, Guatemala, and Colombia to produce different elements of the collection.

Witches’ Kitchen cookware is hand-moulded by Colombian artisans using a centuries-old pottery technique, and is embellished with textured leaf prints using a method developed by Artecnica and the artisans involved. The cookware line includes a black ceramic casserole and saucepan, both with matching lids that double as serving bowls.

Guatemalan artisans hand-carve an intricate assortment of wooden utensils out of locally sourced sustainable and reforested wood. These utensils evoke a witch’s essential tools, including a dagger knife and a pair of salad tossers shaped like witch’s hands, in addition to a variety of double-ended serving forks and spoons.

Finally, the artisans of Brazil’s Coopa-Roca women’s cooperative (who created Artecnica’s Design with Conscience Come Rain Come Shine lamp) create the all-black, hand-sewn line of kitchen couture. These talented women tailor a fringed Witches’ Apron and Witches’ Glove potholder for women, and a patchwork Wizards’ Apron and Wizards’ Glove potholder for men.

Inspired by the witches and wizards of western myth and legend, Witches’ Kitchen bridges the gap between sorcerer’s spell book and mother’s cookbook, celebrating the arcane magic behind every succulent dish.