Worship at LDF’S temple of taste
Amsterdam-based food designer Ido Garini, of Studio Appétit, working with Conran + Partners, is set to make his mark on this year’s LDF with a food and design extravaganza at King’s Cross restaurant German Gymnasium. Showing from 18-24 September and entitled Tribute, the Bauhaus-inspired installation, which forms part of a larger project called Food Religion, will consist of a central totem built from layers that break down into an outdoor oven, a spice chest, a coffee roaster and a bowl. There will be tastings running throughout the festival, featuring, among other things, a deconstructed black forest gâteau (shown here) on tableware designed by Studio Appétit using oak, brass and Finnish soapstone, a material used to chill drinks, eschewing the need for ice. Black forest gâteau was chosen as, by law to deserve its title, it must be doused with kirschwasser, giving it an almost holy status. Each plate will include a chocolate piece made not for eating but for sacrifice – it will be placed as an offering at a designated altar, then melted and remoulded into a sculpture that will be presented at next year’s Salone.