Andy Gunawan, a product designer from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts re-imagined the Rice Table concept to cope up with the modern day living with his Stack & Float tableware collection made with ceramics and bamboo for this year’s NAFA Grad Expectations.
Rice Table is an elaborate meal adapted by the Dutch following the hidang presentation of Nasi Padang from the Padang region of West Sumatra. It consists of many side dishes served in small portions, accompanied by rice prepared in several different ways. Popular side dishes include egg rolls, sambals, satay, fish, fruits, vegetables and nuts. In most areas where it is served, such as the Netherlands, and other areas of heavy Dutch influence.
As the definition suggests, the tableware collection “Stack & Float” hopes to make a overall eating experience interesting by translating the traditional tableware that serve in rice table into unique appearance and functionality.
The tableware set provides pieces for the user to reach their full potential for full self-expression. Users are taught how to interact, imagine and use the different combination of the tableware. It also prompts individuals to create their ideal world of eating or entertaining while rekindling the old tradition days.
Be sure to check out this year’s NAFA Grad Expectations 2016: Certificate and Diploma Show until this Sunday, 5th June at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Singapore Campuses.
Shot on location at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Tableware Designer: Andy Gunawan
Food Styling: Myke Motus
Photography: Myke Motus