pinaki studios + chocolátl: edible surfaces
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oct 18, 2012
pinaki studios + chocolátl: edible surfaces


‘edible surfaces’ by pinaki studios + chocolátl

london-based creative textile space pinaki studios collaborated with amsterdam-based premium chocolate shop chocolátl
to create a series of experimental food designs entitled ‘edible surfaces’. the pieces are a result of fusing the processes
used by chocolate and textile artisans to create various pleated, creased and embossed sweets.  
the project explores parallels in the technical methods of two disparate crafts to produce novel concepts for the development of
consumable objects. the investigation yielded surprising connections between the two disciplines with temperature control,
moulding and chemical techniques being key factors common to both.

the foodstuffs were created from moulding with varying textiles such as leather – the investigation slowly expanded
to more complex patterning – generating a collection of chocolate and fabric pieces that inform each other to display similar
aesthetic qualities but very different properties. the work will be presented during dutch design week that runs between the
20th and 28th of october 2012.


‘diamond pleat’ with foiled leather mould


a mould


‘diamond pleat’


‘tubular pleat’


‘pineapple pleat’


‘cube pleat’


‘cracker pleat’


a detail of the mould and chocolate surface


‘edible colors’


the series uses varying foods to create color pucks


melting the chocolate


a video showing the different edible pleats

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