Ania and Maciej are polish architects and designers, last year the duo was commissioned to realize a project in a public space for the festival ArtDesign Feldkirch. Their Mobile Gastfreundschaft is based on responsibility and self-initiative in public space, combining food and community in a spontaneous and transitory setting.
The project consists of a wheelbarrow kitchen, ten folding stools, and large table at which passers-by are invited to enjoy a meal with friends and strangers. Expressing a formal language of DIY aesthetics, the wood structures are easily transportable from one public space to the next.
The duo met during their studies in Gdansk, Poland, and imbedded the project with the cultural importance of food and togetherness. An aim for the design process was to bring a smile to people passing by and to offer an interactive experience where design meets delight.
Text by Ryan Moritz