Kopia is a modular tableware family made in porcelain and cork, inspired by an ancient Hungarian ritual of 18th century:  The Kopjafa was a wooden obelisk made not only to celebrate a funeral ceremony but to commemorate the life of a departed person as well, through geometric symbols that used to describe the sex, the character, the profession, the age (etc.) of such person.
Only later on, The Kopjafa has become a public object to celebrate a national event, an anniversary or an historical date.

To  realise  this  project, the Kopjafa has been divided in formal-symbolic blocks

in  order  to manufacture a series of assembled and interchangeable objects  for the table (e.g. vases, holders).  The main purpose has been to reproduce  the building ritual of the Kopjafa through the simplified action of  composition  and  to  promote  the  fine Hungarian porcelain handicraft tradition.

photo credits: Sirio Vanelli