Perceiving eating as a ritual which should be altered and enhanced with a touch of imagination, Kathleen Reilly designs playful tableware with unexpected interactions.
“Waiting for a table” is Kathleen Reilly’s latest tableware collection, focusing on dining presentation and hospitality, particularly the fun and unexpected interactions occurring during mealtime.
Kathleen Reilly allows new insights in the users’ experiences by exceeding the traditional expectations entrenched in contemporary dining practice, while perceiving eating as a ritual which should be altered and enhanced. All the materials used are food safe, including a range of manipulated found objects as well as traditional materials. “I create work with an aim to transform design and objects into something more poetic, taking the observer into another world”, Reilly explains. “I question etiquette and routine, being curious on the every day and on the problem solving with a touch of imagination.”