Ascension is inspired by the culinary philosophy of Brazilian chef Alex Atala. He believes that food is a cycle: from the land to the plate. "Behind every dish there is death", as food needs to be harvested or killed in order to be eaten. Yet this is not to mourn, as the dish can be seen as a celebration of a life lived, completing the transformation of the cycle and starting it over again. This set of tableware consists of three items: two cloches and a plate, that all stack over each other. The diner lifts one after the other, which is a poetic translation of passing through the stages of the cycle.