MOBILE KITCHEN
Chmara.Rosinke Studio

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Nature, landscape and local traditions provide a wide range of inspirations and experiences that can be transferred into the process of design. From the perspective of reinterpretation, designers might include specific traits of the whole region in their projects. Working in close relation with the craftspeople they can create new and sustainable ways of using the resources of the region's landscape and its architectural language. The craftspeople's stories and material knowledge explains the specific use, functionality and characteristics of various regional types of wood and materials. This can result in objects that reflect the ideas and aesthetics that have become apparent to the designers while exploring the region.

How can designers reinterpret traditional crafts by using natural and cultural resources of the region?

The Bregenzerwald region comprises various environments providing a wide range of inspirations and experiences that can be directly transferred to the design process. In order to create a better understanding of the region, its aesthetic essence and rich tradition of crafts, chmara.rosinke went on workshop visits and research trips to the Werkraumhaus and its permanent collection, to exhibitions of crafts objects and on hikes and walks in the surrounding area. The duo set out to document the region’s flora and fauna as well as its architecture and the development of the built environment over the last centuries. The personal exchange with craftspeople proved to be essential to the research process. Their stories and material knowledge explained the specific use, functionality and characteristics of various regional types of wood.
In their research, the designers eventually focused on the kitchen and dining area, a space they identified as a home’s social hub. From the perspective of a reinterpretation, chmara.rosinke sought to include specific traits of the Bregenzerwald in their design process. Together with a group of craftspeople, all of them members of Werkraum Bregenzerwald, they designed a formal kitchen setting that showcases the characteristics of the region’s landscape and its architectural language. Each object is defined by an unusual mix of crafts or materials and reflects the ideas and aesthetics that have been apparent to the designers during their time as artist in residence in the Bregenzerwald.

Chmara.Rosinke is a design studio based in Vienna and Berlin. Since 2011 chmara.rosinke studio designs, directs and executes objects, interiors and pop-ups from concept through to creation. They strive to combine craftsmanship with a conceptual and ecological approach, realizing both commissioned and self-inititated projects. Many of their works are inspired by functional and socio-cultural aspects und are trying to translate their observations into objects after its analysis and research. In their designs chmara.rosinke pay a lot of attention to details and the emotions objects and spaces arouse in people. Above all, they see aesthetics as an important sustainability factor.