Ask the material
what it wants to be

When designing something, choosing which material to begin

with may at first glance seem to be a quick and simple decision,

requiring only minimal thought. This could not be further from

the truth. Everything is made out of some kind of material, and

there is usually a very good reason why.

Every material has a variety of qualities, some of which are entirely unique. The qualities of the materials, which are chosen by the designer, will have an impact on the design process. But just how much of an impact?


This project looks at the dormant potential of materials, and how it could be put to use. First we’ve taken a close look at food, which, although itself a material, requires entirely different and often unique or experimental preparation methods. We’ve also investigated the role of the chef. Both were used as a source of inspiration, and also as a basis for our analysis.

Nougat 1 +2
material: different types of wood, resin
size: 30 x 30 x 34 cm, 28 x 28 x 35 cm

Foam roll
material: pu foam, veneer
size: 35 x 100 cm

Yellow-rosa pie cut with crumbs
material: pu foam, styropor
size: 25 x 30 x 110 cm

pie cut with crust
material: pu foam, veneer
size: 18 x 25 x 120 cm

Rosa puffed rice
material: pu foam, stylopor
size: Ø 28 cm, height 30 cm

availability made to order

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