Food continues to be the “big thing” in Milan this year. The complex relationship between the arts and food are being traced and analyzed in the Arts & Foods impressive exhibition in Milan’s Triennale Design Museum. Spread across 7,000 square meters, the exhibition focuses on all the visual, sculptural, object-based and environmental forms that, ever since 1851 (the year of the first Expo in London), have revolved around the world of food, nutrition, and dining together.
All in all, “Arts & Foods” provides a worldwide thorough overview of the interaction between aesthetics and design in the rituals of eating, using different media, from the historic to the contemporary, through forms of expression, creativity and communication in all cultural areas.
Arts & Foods, Triennale Design Museum
Under the name #IKEAtemporary, Ikea has launched a pop-up exhibition/shop which presents new concepts for the kitchen. The Swedish company has asked designers such as Paola Navone and Matali Crasset to explore the everyday life at home, in and around the kitchen, and students from universities in Lund and Eindhoven (under the guidance of design consulting firm IDEO), to present insights and suggestions in response to the question “how will we cook in 2015”.
In collaboration with the Swedish fashion brand COS, Brooklyn based Snarkitecture has reimagined the relationship between material and shape. Resembling the interior of a cave, thousands of individually cut white ribbons hang in the space, creating a multi-senses experience. Inspired by the brand’s Spring-Summer collection, the installation blurs the edges of defined forms and creates an immersive space that bends expectation.
COS x snarkitecture
The Dutch design company Moooi holds once again extravagant showcase at its 1,700 square metres showroom in Zona Tortona. Under the title “Unexpected Welcome”, Moooi presents furniture pieces, light fixtures and new collection of rugs by designers such as Marcel Wanders, Studio Job and Bertjan Pot. The new collections are presented through 21 differents settings, alongside 39 artworks with a towering height of 4.5 meters, from the fantasy artist Rahi Rezvani, who blends portraits, still life and realism in his work.
Unexpected Welcome by Moooi
Yuval Carmel and Ofir Zandani from COZI studio, present their designs at the SuperStudio. The objects – bowls, lamps, and for the first time wall clocks – include techniques for bending wood and designs that integrate three-dimensional printing, utilizing both advanced technologies and traditional crafts.
As always, all good things must come to an end. See you next year.
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