Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Reservation for Two is an investigation of the ceramic dinner set and search to unlock its simplistic mystery. Most dinnerware settings available on the market satisfy and facilitate the action of eating, but they do not provide an experience to remember or a chance to fully taste the meal in all of its complexity. To challenge the participant and to produce a memorable experience, I have begun altering specific fundamental decisions within the traditional place setting attempting to create stimulation beyond physical gratification. Each of my experiments question specific design criteria that format the majority of dinner sets on the market. My goal is to take the experience of eating to a higher level so that this and other moments of our lives have substance.
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Dieterle, Brian Patrick, "Reservation for Two" (2008). LSU Master's Theses. 1874.