viktor & rolf, alessandro mendini among designers of bespoke cakes for chamber
 
viktor & rolf, alessandro mendini among designers of bespoke cakes for chamber
dec 03, 2014

viktor & rolf, alessandro mendini among designers of bespoke cakes for chamber

viktor & rolf, alessandro mendini among designers of bespoke cakes for chamber during design miami/
all images courtesy of chamber cakes

 

 

 

chamber — a recently-opened boutique devoted to exclusive limited editions of art and design — and pin-up magazine have asked a selection of renowned creatives to design bespoke cakes for their celebratory reception coinciding with design miami/ 2014. formafantasma, alessandro mendini, martijn van strien, studio job, viktor & rolf and floris wubben have each contributed customized deserts, speaking to the themes and aesthetics prevalent throughout their own careers. 

viktor & rolf, alessandro mendini among designers of bespoke cakes for chamber
viktor & rolf – ‘yes’ cake
photo by antonella tignanelli

 

 

 

viktor & rolf have adorned their ‘yes’ cake with a ying-yang symbol, heart and overarching rainbow and is accessorized with their iconic wax seal and giant bow motifs — two recurring elements throughout their oeuvre. the gold rococo, serving as the base of the cake, is reminiscent of the parisian-influenced backdrop of their spring/summer 2015 runway show.

studio job, viktor & rolf among designers to craft bespoke cakes for chamber at design miami/
viktor & rolf – ‘yes’ cake

 

 

 

italian architect and designer alessandro mendini has created a decadent, sculpted castle as his cake. with a base made from tiramisu, this sweet is topped with towers of chocolates and adorned with sugared almonds, candies, and cherries.

viktor & rolf, alessandro mendini among designers of bespoke cakes for chamber
alessandro mendini – ‘chambercake’
photo by antonella tignanelli

 

 

 

the three-tiered cake by studio job is decorated with various cut-outs, which illustrate sex positions and fishnets, and is topped off by a giant, phallic candle.

viktor & rolf, alessandro mendini among designers of bespoke cakes for chamber
studio job — ‘sex’ cake
photo by antonella tignanelli

studio job, viktor & rolf among designers to craft bespoke cakes for chamber at design miami/
studio job — ‘sex’ cake

 

 

 

formafantasma channeled childhood memories to create a vibrantly colored cake, referencing the metaphysical paintings of italian artist giorgio de chirico. the desert comprises large wooden building blocks, which intend to illustrate a deserted town square on a summer day.

viktor & rolf, alessandro mendini among designers of bespoke cakes for chamber
formafantasma — ‘being six years old on an empty square in the summer’ cake
photo by antonella tignanelli

studio job, viktor & rolf among designers to craft bespoke cakes for chamber at design miami/
formafantasma — ‘being six years old on an empty square in the summer’ cake

 

 

 

‘be careful, this fragment of ancient times. traveled from the past to the now just for your pleasure. from behind her veil she tempts you to eat her, but do you know what you’re going for? don’t be fooled by the sugary sweet jacket she’s wearing, she might be up to no good…advice: approach with care, and lick, don’t bite.‘ — martijn van strien on the design of ‘eat me’ cake.

viktor & rolf, alessandro mendini among designers of bespoke cakes for chamber
martijn van strien – ‘eat me’ cake
photo by antonella tignanelli

studio job, viktor & rolf among designers to craft bespoke cakes for chamber at design miami/
martijn van strien – ‘eat me’ cake

 

 

 

each of the three tiers of floris wubben’s ‘pressed’ cake is made up of different chocolate flavors, not layered on top of each other, but actually concentric in design. each part of the sweet stands on its own, with a different set of colors, tastes, and aesthetic details.

viktor & rolf, alessandro mendini among designers of bespoke cakes for chamber
floris wubben – ‘pressed’ cake
photo by antonella tignanelli

studio job, viktor & rolf among designers to craft bespoke cakes for chamber at design miami/
floris wubben – ‘pressed’ cake

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