June 22, 2012

Chocolate Mill from Wieki Somers on Vimeo.

In conjunction with its major Gerrit Rietveld retrospective, Vitra Design Museum has invited five of the most innovative designers from the Netherlands to join a partner from the region in developing a design project. The results will be shown from 12 June (Art Basel) until 02 September 2012 in the exhibition “Confrontations".
Studio Wieki Somers teamed up with chocolatier Rafael Mutter to create the ‘CHOCOLATE MILL’. It will be installed and in use from 15 June.

Against the background of the summer exhibition ‘Gerrit Rietveld – The Revolution of Space’, a special exhibition under the title ‘Confrontations’ opened during Art Basel at the Vitra Design Museum, dedicated to a number of innovative Dutch designers whose experimental methods are similar to Rietveld’s. The designers were invited to join a partner from the region in developing a design project. The spectrum of partners ranged from the molecular biology laboratory of the firm Roche to the only female charcoal maker in Switzerland.

Studio Wieki Somers teamed up with chocolatier Rafael Mutter to create the ‘CHOCOLATE MILL’, a large cylindrical block of chocolate from which delicate rosettes can be shaved off with a crank-turned blade. Various patterns are integrated into the block using different types of chocolate, creating a flipbook effect as the layers are scraped off.

During their performance at June 15, Studio Wieki Somers and the chocolatier prepared chilled drinks for visitors using the chocolate rosettes. Small chocolate mills are on sale in the Vitra shop, including special chocolate for refilling.

www.studiowiekisomers.com

April 5, 2012
BITE INTO CUTENESS - HAPPY EASTER!

     

Easter chocolate creations by Italian pastry chef, Gianluca Mannori.

www.mannoriespace.it

March 30, 2012
SALIVATION ACTIVATED

     

From the image gallery of London-based, 2 Michelin-Star restaurant The Ledbury. Chef: Brett Graham.

www.theledbury.com

March 14, 2012
THE BEST DIET: FAKE SNACKS

 

Toys (felt, paper, velour) made in Germany by German brand, HABA.

www.haba.de

November 21, 2011
YUMMY COOKIE

       

A few of Eleni’s playfully unique cookies (USA).

http://elenis.com/

September 19, 2011
FACE FOOD

       

Excerpts from the Face Food Recipes book by Christopher D Salyers, Mark Batty Publisher.

http://markbattypublisher.com/books/face-food-recipes

July 27, 2011
FOOD LOVERS REJOYCE

      

Images courtesy of Viajante restaurant, London. 

Viajante
Patriot Square
Bethnal Green
London E2 9NF

www.viajante.co.uk 

December 26, 2010
SWEETZERLAND

  

A playful way to make your own hot chocolate: take one chocolate lollipop, dip it into the hot milk cup and wait for the culinary magic to happen! By La Cuillère Suisse (Switzerland).

www.lacuilleresuisse.ch

September 22, 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY (whoever you are) !

 

 

Organic Cakes and book by Sarah Magid (USA)

www.sarahmagid.com

September 12, 2010
PLASTIC-FREE BUFFET

  

      

Petits Rien du tout installation at the Beaubourg Boutique Design, by French artist, Martine Camillieri. Study of simple ideas to organize an environment-friendly buffet.

www.martinecamillieri.com

June 9, 2010
INTRODUCING ANTOINETTE FLEUR

   

 

 

Illustrations by French artist, Antoinette Fleur.

www.antoinettefleur.fr

TOO GOOD TO LOOK AT

 

Celebratory cakes with flowers designed and made by French florist, Les Ateliers Fleurs D’Auteuil, for their 15 year anniversary.

http://www.fleursdauteuil.fr

June 2, 2010
A GOOD INCENTIVE TO PRACTICE YOUR FRENCH

Chocolate gift boxes by Jadis et Gourmande (French online chocolate designer).

www.jadisetgourmande.fr

May 13, 2010
OR THE ART OF SETTING A TABLE

Excerpts from the 'Neufs Veltes remplissent un Quartaut' series of photography by Matthieu Lavanchy for the Arsenic theater (in collaboration with Jonas Marguet).

www.matthieulavanchy.com

April 24, 2010
SWEET TOOTH

Cake and Cupcake by Food maverick, Marlein Overakker (The Netherlands).

www.marleinoverakker.com