The world's first ever WikiBar opens in Paris

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has designed the interior of the first ever WikiBar, in Paris. On the menu is a range of innovative food and drink under the name of WikiCells, for the French natives, or WikiPearls for the English speakers.

Created by Harvard professor David Edwards and French designer François Azambourg in 2012, these Wiki Foods mimic the natural principle of grapes: a sphere of food protected by an edible coating. The idea behind the project is to offer ecologically responsible nourishment that will reduce the pollution directly linked to packaging.

The concept has been adapted to drinks and ice cream, all available at the WikiBar. Lehanneur's decor makes a geometrical reference to the molecular structure of the foods. 

A mobile and pop-up WikiBar are already on the horizon, while the next permanent one is already being designed in the forthcoming Lab Cambridge, the American version of Le Laboratoire initiated by David Edwards.

The WikiBar is situated at Le Laboratoire, 4 rue du Bouloi, 75001 Paris.

Homebuildlife subscribers can read about more innovations in food packaging here, and about another innovative Le Laboratoire concept, The Olfactive Project, here.