camilla wordie combines food and fabric to create edible textiles
camilla wordie combines food and fabric to create edible textiles camilla wordie combines food and fabric to create edible textiles
oct 12, 2013

camilla wordie combines food and fabric to create edible textiles

camilla wordie combines food and fabric to create edible textiles




food meets fabric in a synthesis of the senses with a series of culinary-influenced textiles and surfaces by scandanavian artist, camilla wordie. the project was conceived as a reaction to the fast-moving development of ‘food art’ and a personal interest in the culinary arts. by manipulating a collection of ingredients, as well as through the application of heat and pigments, wordie creates a mixed-media selection of materials that can be translated into textiles–breaking down, restructuring and transforming food resources. the fusion of these techniques and mediums results in thin edible sheets that are intended to challenge the boundaries of textile design. this experimental body of work joins wordie’s other food-related productions that include tableware based on grains of rice, and surfaces derived from chocolate powder.



using food as her medium, camilla wordie creates thin edible sheets of textiles




‘as a reaction to the fast moving development of ‘food art’ and my interest in the culinary world, I want to re-inspire those interested with food and design by creating an experience. with the appreciation of aesthetics and design, the collection is not only functional but also intriguing in its ambiguity.’ camilla wordie



the soft ‘fabrics’ range in thickness and texture



peering through an edible textile




interesting materials such as pasta often define the character of the textile



patterns are cut out of the textile surfaces


a small piece of textile is highlighted



close-up of an edible texture



food is pressed and manipulated to create the fabrics



a detail of one of the edible textures




wordie’s fascination with the culinary field is reinforced in many of her design projects. ‘am i wearing chocolate or not?’ focuses on the exact replication of chocolate to create the surface of a dining table. close consideration is paid to color and texture, which helps the materials look realistic. her witty project intends to challenge the diner’s perception.



tabletop designed to closely resemble chocolate powder

‘wearing rice is nice’ is a collection of napkins, cloths, and seat-covers, influenced by the natural form and shape of grains of rice. the specific type of rice determines the kind of the surface the texture will be applied to — hard surfaces, like table tops that are more durable and dense has been treated with wild rice, while mall grains of risotto are applied to the delicate napkins. wordie intends that her tableware has a role within the performance and theater of eating.



‘wearing rice is nice’


    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    art news

    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    502,536 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample