‘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.

pinaki studios + chocolátl: edible surfaces ‘diamond pleat’ with foiled leather mould

pinaki studios + chocolátl: edible surfaces a mould

pinaki studios + chocolátl: edible surfaces ‘diamond pleat’

pinaki studios + chocolátl: edible surfaces ‘tubular pleat’

pinaki studios + chocolátl: edible surfaces ‘pineapple pleat’

pinaki studios + chocolátl: edible surfaces ‘cube pleat’

pinaki studios + chocolátl: edible surfaces ‘cracker pleat’

pinaki studios + chocolátl: edible surfaces a detail of the mould and chocolate surface

pinaki studios + chocolátl: edible surfaces ‘edible colors’

pinaki studios + chocolátl: edible surfaces the series uses varying foods to create color pucks

pinaki studios + chocolátl: edible surfaces melting the chocolate

a video showing the different edible pleats