Tahta kesme

Since 2009 more than half the world population lives in the city. More and more people change their lives from a rural to an urban one. This has a great impact on the way we live, the way we make a living, our housing and our daily tools.

In 2009 I stayed in Ibrahimpaa, a village in central Turkey where these changes happen rapidly. I worked there together with a archeologist and anthropologist an with local people and craftsmen. This resulted in a series of small projects. One of these projects is Tahta Kesme, Turkish for cutting board.
The cutting board is an important tool in the daily rural life in a Turkish House. This object is used as a table, to bone meat, to make bread, to serve food or to store crockery. The modern ‘western’ plastic cutting board is now replacing the handmade wooden Tahta Kesme. I designed a ‘Turkish’ plastic cutting board based on the traditional Tahta Kesme.

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