Mold 02 Autumn Winter 2017 2018
|Date Published||2017-11-30 00:00:00|
|Publisher||This is Mold Inc|
Editor's Note from page 2
Anyone who has enjoyed a meal with a toddler has experienced the joy of watching someone discover the pleasures of food. At 16 months, my godson finally grew a significant set of tiny baby teeth and it was incredible to watch him navigate the shape, texture and flavors of different foods while simultaneously deciding whether
to employ a utensil, his tiny fingers, or, more often than not, a combination of the two.
The question of how design might be able to cultivate this sense of engagement and exploration in our relationship with food -for children and adults-is the challenge for Issue 02. More specifically, we are interested in how the design of tableware and dining furniture can be employed in crafting new rituals around dining. Dining, after all, is not just eating. It's social, cultural, personal, emotional and political. It's also multisensory-eating is the only thing we do,_ besides sex, that engages all of our senses.
With the editors of the on line design magazine Sight Unseen, Issue 02 celebrates the beauty and innovation of iconic dining objects and furniture through the lens of a global set of independent designers working to create future icons. The designer/chef duo of Michel/Fabian offer two perspectives on designing utensils for the senses with respect to history and gesture. And this same respect for culinary tradition informed our choice to commission work from designers representing Brazil, Sardinia, South Africa, Togo and Vietnam to imagine new dining tools · for eating insects.
Technology will have a powerful hand to play in considering future dining rituals. Pioneering food designer Marti Guixe reflects on 20 years of food design and the potential of digital foods, while Emilie Baltz argues that food itself is the connected device for our modern world. Devices might also mediate our dining experiences: in virtual reality, autonomous vehicle or as wearable algae farms ..
Cheers! Salud! Greetings
LinYee and Johnny