To save your next dinner party (and its guests) from the curse of politically-correct small talk, set the table–and your ambiance– with a radioactive sense of irony. I’ve gone a little gaga for this collection of hand-painted porcelain plates which replace folkloric windmills and country farms with hand-painted nuclear reactors and power plants…
Created by a German company called Atomteller, each plate elegantly depicts an existing nuclear power plant in Germany. In addition to the backstamp on the underside of the plate which traditionally identifies where and when the piece was manufactured and where it was painted and glazed etc, Atomteller also satirically lists the coordinates of the nuclear plant painted on the front. Your dinner guests will also be able to learn the type of reactor they’re eating on, the nearby bodies of water, and even the number of nuclear accidents reported by the company.
Creators Mia Gray and Andrée Weissert write on their webshop:
“The days of the windmills are long gone and now the twilight leaning over the era of German nuclear power.High time than to show nuclear power plants, what they are: monuments of error – Hope of Yesterday – Folklore of tomorrow.”