This morning, even before we had the kids ready for breakfast, my sweet aunt Els already sent me an e-mail: "Hey! You're in the Volkskrant!" We immediately activated our family What's App group, and the article was quickly found and photographed.
Well... it was hard to miss! The Milan overview with our design prominently featured can be found on page 3 of the cultural annex. We are super happy with the piece, i mean: check out that large photograph!
I spoke with journalist Jeroen Junte while we were in Milan, and gave him the full Patera Magna story in the quickest way possible (he is a busy man ;-)). Luckily, he remembered our work, and the article shows he grasped the concept perfectly.
Below you'll find the Dutch article, zoomed in on the piece about our work, next to it a rough English translation.
Thank you for the mention Jeroen Junte, see you next time! :-D
< The Dutch text
The rough English translation:
"The Dutch designduo House of Thol designed a food bowl made of terracotta that cools itself through a thin layer of water on the bottom, which allows the porous ceramic to 'sweat' and cool down.
An avocado can ripen in one of the dark removable compartments, while an apple can be in the sunlight. (edit: actually, apples are best stored in the dark. Oranges and all other citrus fruits are quite alright in the sunlight)
A stone hard pear can be stored right next to an overripe banana that emits ethylene, a gas that accelerates the ripening proces. With a little instinct ('fingerspitzengefühl') a fruit bowl can be composed in such a way nothing will end up in the bin anymore."