Designers and chefs take to the stage at the Salon Maison&Objet.
February 2nd, 2010
The Gallic capital played host to both local and international creative gastronomes, who exhibited their edible art before a theatre of gathered gourmets and design enthusiasts.
Paired up with their creative counterparts – designers who influence and complement their cuisine, whether through interior design, plate design or food photography – the innovative collaboration between designers and chefs made for highly unconventional cookery demos.
Each of the dozen duos performed a forty-minute segment to flaunt their colourful fare, which in its artistic state looked too good to eat.
Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes met his sartorial match in Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, whilst Guillaume Delage engaged with noted interior architect Bruno Borrione – longterm Starck collaborator – to question the role of interior architecture in the dining experience.
Carlo Cracco, of the eponymous Milanese restaurant, teamed up with Sylvie Amar whose avant-guard designer crockery, in this case, a light box-cum-plate, showcased his weird and wonderful use of colours and textures.
Jean-Francois Piege shared the stage with Paris-based architect India Madhavi who designed his recently opened bistrot ’Le Thoumieux’, a sumptuous dining space in one of the most exclusive dining strips in the city.
Providing highly appetising food for thought – creation and cuisine came together to showcase the art of the plate through innovative cooking techniques and aspirational plating.
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