Designs on Chocolate

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Faye Toogood with Cocomaya

One of the most inventive exhibits at Tom Dixon's design emporium and show space The Dock this week is made of chocolate. The designs are the results of pairing four of-the-moment designers - Paul Cocksedge, Lee Broom, Tom Dixon himself, and Faye Toogood - with four renowned chocolatiers - Hotel Chocolat, William Curley, Rococo and Cocomaya.

Toogood's piece, called Force of Nature, is a chocolate version of a semi-precious stone, split in half to reveal crystallised geodes inside - an idea that's in line with our latest macrotrend, Neo-Geo.

Paul Cocksedge with Hotel Chocolat

Paul Cocksedge worked with Hotel Chocolat to create a QR code from almost one thousand of its filled chocolates - which takes visitors to a special section of the brand's website, and rewards them with a free gift, when scanned.

Tom Dixon with Rococo

Dixon collaborated with Rococo on his Chocolate Metropolis, which represents the architectural diversity and grandeur of London, while Lee Broom joined forces with William Curley to recreate his Tile Lamp in solid chocolate.

Lee Broom with William Curley