The fourth edition of the HAU COMPETITION FOR THE DESIGN OF TRADITIONAL BASQUE OBJECTS proposed the chocolate pot as a piece to be reviewed, a vessel used to prepare chocolate. This tubular-shaped kitchen object, convex or ventruda in its lower half, smooth in the part of the mouth, was fitted with a handle. At the top, there is a lid with a hole in the middle for the wooden beater or grinder, which consists of a long bar that protrudes through the opening in the lid so that it can rotate on both sides, beating the ounces of chocolate immersed in water or milk until they melt and thicken the whole. Some of the pieces were placed on a base or on small legs.
The jury was made up of Agurtzane Garai (head of mediation at San Telmo Museoa), Fermín Leizaola (director of the Ethnography Department of the Aranzadi Science Society), Iosu Rodriguez and Jon Lamborena (IBILI Menaje), Elisabeth Urrutia (lecturer and researcher in industrial design at the University of Mondragon), Rafa Gorrotxategi and Carlos Sánchez (representing Bitamine Faktoria) awarded the prize to the NAHUA project, presented by JUNE LIZASO ODRIOZOLA and MARTA LOIDI URQUIZU.
The NAHUA project skilfully and sensitively combines the technical, functional and formal aspects of the object, proposing a design that stands out for its richness in the language used, maintaining fidelity to the original object and updating some of its main characteristics to current uses and customs.
The exhibition showing the winning project along with the most outstanding ones can be visited during the summer at San Telmo Museoa.
Bitamine Faktoria, organiser of the competition, would like to thank the collaborating institutions, the members of the Jury and the people who took part for their interest in this edition.
NAHUA - JUNE LIZASO ODRIOZOLA and MARTA LOIDI URQUIZU.
MOKAMA - NORA GONDAT UNZALU and EIDER SANCHEZ IMAZ
Outstanding finalist project
LA TXOKO - Aitor Marauri Jauregui, Oier Arevalillo Labayen
GOXOPOT - Miren Loiti Jaca, Ibone Aboitiz Anakabe
IKATZ - Paula Iglesias Izcue, Eider Gabirondo Lopez
EDONORA - Maitane Urkiola Martinez, Ane Barandiaran Lopez de Audicana
GOXOKO - Malen Deniz Ayerbe, Mireia Elexpe Román
K'AKAW' - Arrate Serrano Otadui, Uxue Cabañes Iturbe
Photos: Oskar Moreno