FEAST

FOR FIFTY

Design Brief: in 10 weeks, 15 students will use $2000 and their individual strengths to collectively design and produce everything for a 50 person feast from the objects to the experience itself

 

Solution: a locally sourced seasonal take on a family style dim sum feast comprised of wabi-sabi inspired pieces that went home with the guests at the end of the night

PRESS

 

Read more about the class in the A&AA Newsletter

RESEARCH

  • common themes of traditional feasts around the world

  • patterns of movement and behavior we observed by hosting our own dinner parties

  • potential design aesthetics

  • form studies 

DESIGN GROUPS

  • glass/ceramics

  • furniture 

  • lighting

  • textiles/utensils/floral arrangements

GLASS

 

As the only person with glass experience, I took the lead on creating our wine glasses and water carafes. I designed the shapes, hand carved the molds, and assisted in the production process along side professional glassblowers Tim Jarvis and Bob Green.

WINE GLASS

green apple wood
green apple wood
drill depths for carving
drill depths for carving
carving the mold to fit
carving the mold to fit
mopping the mold
mopping the mold
reheating
reheating
mold blowing
mold blowing
paddling the bottom
paddling the bottom
preparing for break off
preparing for break off
annealer of glasses
annealer of glasses
scoring the tops
scoring the tops
preparing to hot pop the top
preparing to hot pop the top

WATER CARAFE

COLLABORATION

 

One of the keys to making the Feast for Fifty possible was the teamwork involved in designing and producing every piece. While my main focus was glass, I also designed sauce pitchers, helped make plates, trim tea cups, assemble chairs, carve joinery for the tables, hammer rivets in the utensils, and arrange center pieces among other jobs.

Collaborators: Cara Murray, Mary Dunford, Max Friday, Amanda Kibbel, Izzy McDowall, Zach Meyers, Heather Higgins, Sarah Hashiguchi, Natalie Thomas, Megan Engel, Taro Unterberger, Sara Murillo, Warren Mead, Gordon Fleenor, and Tom Bonamici

All the photos of the full Feast table and the photos in the second mosaic were taken by Amanda Kibbel