Food Culture: Eating By Design

Friday, 29 June 2012

The MRI Steak by James King

A new exhibition of food design opens tomorrow at the Designhuis in Eindhoven. Curated by Marije Vogelzang (read our interview with her here), and organised by Premsala, Food Culture: Eating by Design explores the link between people, design, food and the origins of what we eat - with topics addressed spanning from global farming systems to the potential of laboratory-grown meat.

Mutatoes by Uli Westphal

By including the work of Honey & Bunny, a food design duo who consider the history of industrially produced food such as fish fingers, Vogelzang hopes to broaden the visitor's perception of food design. “Although designers design for people, they often overlook the food that keeps us alive," she says. "Designing for food is an area where exciting collaborations are possible between designers, farmers, scientists, politicians and chefs.”

Fat by Dejana Kabiljo © photo by Christian Maricic
The show will include twenty projects from a range of international designers, photojournalists and artists including Marti Guixe, Peter Menzel, and Koen van Mechelen. Fragrance innovators International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. will also be exhibiting, providing an olfactory experience for visitors.

Food on Table by Marre Moerel
Vogelzang has also included a vegetable orphanage and a food film festival in the show's programme.

Voedseltje spelen by Tomm Velthuis
The exhibition runs until 30 September 2012. WGSN-homebuildlife subscribers can see all of our latest food reports here.


Sainsbury Chicken by Artúr van Balen

The Last Supper by Julie Green
Food on Table by Marre Moerel