The Dutch designer (by way of London's RCA, New York and now Madrid) Marre Moerel debuted "Food on the Table" a new collection of ceramic tableware and lighting at the Poetry Happens show in the Lambrate design district here in Milan. The pieces are cast directly from animal organs—cow hearts, pig intestines, sheep brains, bull testicles—and artfully immortalized as overhead lighting, plates, jugs and serving trays. I personally loved the hoof pendant light and the liver tray. Moerel notes:
Through this process of immortalizing the animal's interior we are confronted with the brutality and animal instinct which exists in all of us. At the same time we are shown the beauty inherent in the rawness of nature, which we continue to be disconnected from, and which we can only hope to rediscover.
See more images of her process after the jump!