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