Altared states

Wor­ship at LDF’S tem­ple of taste

Wallpaper - - Newspaper - Pic­tured left, set on a blueprint of the totem, is a mar­tini cup, ice stick, high­ball and whisky cup, made from Fin­nish soap­stone, by Hukka, Oak cheese plat­ter with re­mov­able stone plate and cop­per cheese knife, and oak dessert plat­ter, by Studi

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.

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