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a cooking set using fermentation and the inherent properties of the ceramic material to transform food without the need of electricity nor fuel.

Zymurgy_XXX

Zymurgy_XXX
noemi niederhauser

One shape_3 purposes: a fermentation crock, a vinegar crock, a fridge.

An ode to processes of transformation for living organisms with the ambitions to develop a design process that carefully negotiates the economical and environmental impact it generates on the long term.

One shape_3 purposes: a fermentation crock, a vinegar crock, a fridge.

Zymurgy_XXX: a cooking set using fermentation and the inherent properties of the ceramic material to transform food without the need of electricity nor fuel.

Humans have used fermentation to produce foodstuffs and beverages since the Neolithic age.It is considered the oldest metabolic pathway, suitable for an environment that does not yet have oxygen.

Zymurgy_fermentation crock: a lead filled with water to keep oxygen out, a set of heavy stones to keep vegetables at the bottom of the jar to allow a fermentation process

Zymurgy_vinegar jar: a lead filled with water to keep oxygen out, a crock to be filled up with wine remains and a large pipette to take out the wine turned into vinegar.

Zymurgy_fridge: a double sided jar filled up with water allowing vegetables and fruits preservation without the need of electricity by using the inherent cooling down properties of ceramic

Zymurgy_XXX: A cooking set whose visual aspects has been left to the power of fermentation and yeast in order to create the glazed patterns covering the ceramic jars.

Noemi Niederhauser

Noemi Niederhauser based in between Lausanne (CH) and Athens (GR) is a freelance designer, ceramist, mycologist, visual artist and curator.
Noemi Niederhauser is fascinated with materials and their endless processes of transformation. Dancing across the blurred boundaries between art, craft and design; she develops visual propositions by carefully analyzing the social, economic and ecological impact that her approach generates over the long term.