sonja stummerer & martin hablesreiter
  • culinary art salzburg


honey & bunny | TEACHING: 


food | SUSTAINABLE | design --- SUMMERSCHOOL at VIENNA --- 03.07.2017- 14.07.2017

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FOOD DESIGN --- academic course at New Design University St Pölten --- starting autumn 2017

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honey & bunny | PROJECTS


TUNA truth | TUNA lies --- a performance project for Valetta | MALTA, the European cultural capital 2018.


Sonja Stummerer and Martin Hablesreiter of the art and design atelier Honey & Bunny bring contemporary ethical and sustainable food-sourcing issues to the public in edgy and provocative ways. The truths, untruths, half-truths and conspiracy theories that surround the Maltese and Mediterranean fishing industry inspired them to create the Tuna Lies I Tuna Truth project. This artistic performance is part theatre, part food experience, a pop culture mash-up that’s stitched together from fake news items that play with truth, rumour, lie, and identity to provoke open discussion. In the end, a public event will finally bring the whole truth about tuna to the public… Or will it? When it comes to tuna on the Maltese Islands, not all is as it seems...


market of EXTERNALITIES --- an installation for the Joint Research Centre and the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci


What a wonderful dining table? Ninety by three hundred centimeters, candles, ten well designed dining chairs – how nice is that? What a perfect symbol for a civilized community?

But the table is covered with soil and some “strange” powders. It looks a bit devastated. The soil seems broken. The table ware is also a bit different – there are glasses from laboratories, surgeon instruments, petri dishes, Erlenmeyer flasks, containers for dangerous goods, etc instead of Baccarat, Christofle and Meissen. And these table objects are filled with strange powders, liquids and even with dirty water. Is it maybe Glyphosat, Azoxystrobin, Atrazine, Chlorpyrifos or Metolachlor? Or is it just polluted air or water? Our glasses and containers are simply filled with fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, additives, oil (!) and polluted elements. Our table is covered with externalities of food production.

But still we do have some food. Visitors see at least some bread, butter, tomatoes, chicken, oranges, beef, potatoes, pre fab – meat based meals, chees, coffee, apples and chocolate. These are the “results” of our externalities. A kind of a full meal, we would say. Visitors do also have the chance to download information about our ecological externalities and about the “production needs” of our fantastic edible products: They could download, how much water, soil, rainforest, working hours or land grabbing is needed to produce one kilogram of our beef or chocolate. The APP looks like a game. It is a game. It is the economy stupid.

But still we do have plates. They are made of white (very white) porcelain. Unfortunately they do have howls. In these howls people find short videos, presented on tablet computers. (Yes this idea is stolen!) The Videos show honey & bunny. They present our ideas of social sustainability, of inequality, of poverty, of fairness. The short films are interpretations of the cultural value: CONSUME.


WERTE | essen --- Schloss Hof


Together with Nofrontiere Design we are developing a unique food-exhibition project, with the working title „food VALUE“,  for the castles Hof and Niederweiden, both of which are not far from Vienna. Three big exhibitions, in 2018, 2019, and 2020, will deal with political, social, cultural, and sustainable aspects of one of our most important and meaningful rituals: EATING


CLEAN | design


Together with our photographers Ulrike Köb and Daisuke Akita we are working on our next book project: CLEANING. Once again we are dedicating ourselves to an everyday activity; we are thematising rituals, traditions, and conventions around design objects that go completely unnoticed. On the basis of the private, almost intimate, cleaning process we disclose social and political questions around equality, work migration, ecology and modern slavery.


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research & design project: SUSTAINABLE FOODDESIGN | please visit: | project partner: Beate Koller / ceo: Arche Noah

PICTURES: please send an email to if you want to buy limited / signed fotos done by honey & bunny, Ulrike Koeb and Daisuke Akita