New Design Britain award winner ‘Share.Food’ is a ceramic tableware series thinking through the dining etiquette of the 21st century designed by Turkish designer Nur Saltik focusing on the best manner of sharing food.
Part of the “The Senses: Design Beyond Vision” exhibition, on view through Oct. 28, at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, plates and cups are designed to give the user the option of opening their plates to others. With the angled cups and plates it is a balancing game around a dining table. “My aim is to encourage people to share their food. Open your plate to others to initiate conversation. I believe sharing will encourage communication between people” states Nur Saltik, founder of Bilge Nur Saltik and co-founder of London based international design collective Form&Seek.Bilge Nur Saltik’s intent is to incorporate culture with contemporary design. Pairing the old with the new, she works with traditional craftsmen–tapping into their age-old techniques and knowledge–and introduces them to new materials and fabrication processes. This intersection produces unexpected results and never-seen-before products.