FreskosA sustainable piece of furniture for the preservation of fruits & vegetables
A sustainable piece of furniture for the preservation of fruits & vegetables
Freskos seeks to change the common perception about food culture and the environmental impact of our choices. Also, to bring ancestral weaving techniques and craftsmanship on the forefront supporting and promoting heritage through creative partnerships. Challenging the use of natural fibers and their properties, creating innovative materials for contemporary human needs and resources management.
Freskos is an innovative, crafted system for the preservation of fruits and vegetables.
The partnership aims to bring close ancient yet natural ways of preserving with contemporary needs of food and life culture.
A research and reinvention of the properties of the selected natural/ locally sourced materials and the weaving patterns wish to lead to strong and durable structures that will empower the final design. A system where local, talented artisans are going to be collaborating in order to protect their expertise and spread their knowledge. This know-how can then be redefined
with modern techniques.
Upon the different needs of the fruits & vegetables, and by studying the best environment for each family, unlike approaches are going to be embraced based on the principles of modularity, weaving innovation and material transformation through mixes with natural binders or other fibers.
DESPINA KENTEROGLOU (Greece)
A product designer and material researcher with experience in different projects and areas of design. Despina is inspired by natural mechanisms and sustainable choices.
MARTA SANDE CASTRO (Portugal)
Marta has been working as crafter and maker of natural and waste fibres/materials, exploring new possibilities to adapt to contemporary needs. She works directly for designers or developing her own pieces.