LUKASZ PASTUSZKA from MOOMOO ARCHITECTS, ZSÓFIA ILLÉS from COLLECTIVE PLANT
Aitana Miriam Villanova, Anais Outurquin, Anna Kopácsi, Barnabás Cseszlai, Attila Daniel Jung, Facer Lucas, Jun Ming Kong, Bernardo Zacka
The herb-drier and teahouse is the work of a group led by an architect and an urban botanist. The visitors can enter the place through two doors, but we are able to see the other person only once we are inside. The seller and the buyer can test the products in a very intimate space that is full of herbs hanging from the six-meter installation. The villagers can consume the special teas and gastronomic adventures from the bowls of the young ceramic artist Kezemura.
MOOMOO was founded in 2008 by Jakub Majewski and Lukasz Pastuszka. In 2009 Wallpaper* Magazine selected MOOMOO as one of the best 30 young offices in the world. MOOMOO works have been previously shown on exhibitions in London, Shanghai, Rotterdam, Milan, Berlin and Brussels. Publications in: Leisure Hours, Color Space, 55 IN, Creative Commercial Space. Interviews in magazines such as: Wallpaper*, Prestige House, Arqytectura y Deseno, Design Week, Newsweek. Participation in Polish Design at the London Festival and Lodz Design Festival. MOOMOO has participated in Hello Wood for the last 2 years, they were project leaders of poliphony in 2013 and FAbrick in 2014.
Zsófia Szonja Illés is the founder of Collective Plant. Originally it started as a month-long project in 2013, with the aim of providing constructive answers to the questions posed by unemployment, and to call attention to those resources of survival that are freely available even within an urban context. Since then, the initiative has grown into a collective. Involving actors from various fields (writers, illustrators, photographers, curators, activists, environmentalists, etc.), Collective Plant is concerned with urban self-sustenance. Through community activities, such as workshops and foraging trips, we aim to bring urban people closer to nature and the natural sources of nutrition (e.g.: wild plants) that are available in cities as well.