Student Project

Hozan Zangana

Department: Man and Well being

Shaping from Intuition

Hozan Zangana’s work shows traces of his Iraqi background but is also influenced by habits from his present life in the Netherlands. In search of new forms and functions, he designed a marble mortar, which differs from the ones we know: the pestle lays in the palm of your hand and the crushed matter stays clearly visible on the flat base, releasing tempting smells. The wooden spice container that comes with it also challenges conventional forms. The lid gives the contents a surprising pyramid shape, as seen in the markets of Baghdad. As the spices run out, the lid descends, telling the user when it’s time to go to the market again.

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Photographs: Lisa Klappe