dining in 2015

fat for your mind

fat for your mind by bertrand clerc from france

designer's own words:

When I started to question myself about 'Dining in 2015', I found that the matters would be a lot more social or political issues than about comfort. So would become my approach in this project.

In the future, the challenges of eating will remain on three levels which I will introduce in the following statements: The first is about time: the amount of time that we spend for a dinner becomes shorter and shorter, and this affects our social life as well as the quality of our nutrition. The second one is about quantity: the world of eating will remain divided in two parts: rich countries of the north that will have more than what they need and poor countries of the south that will not have enough to eat. Then the last one is about quality: mass production of food is engaging several new problematics such as GMO or cloning, the food industry and consumer don't seem to consider enough the potential dangers.

To raise these three questions, I chose to create a set of three objects :one concept of plate for each problematic. 'A Piece of Time' shows people how much fractionating their time can affect their nutrition. 'Who is hungry?' tends to evoke the inequities that will remain between rich countries, symbolized by the USA, and poor countries, symbolized by Africa. 'Plaaaaaaate' tries to express the possibility of a distortion or a bug in the quality of the food that has been modified in its genome for the purpose of improving quantities.

I trust these three objects could help people to question and think when using them.


‘A Piece of Time’ shows people how much fractionating their time can affect their nutrition.

fat_17b.jpg ‘Who is hungry?’ tends to evoke the inequities that will remain between rich countries, symbolized by the USA, and poor countries, symbolized by Africa.

gmo_10.jpg ‘Plaaaaaaate’ tries to express the possibility of a distortion or a bug in the quality of the food that has been modified in its genome for the purpose of improving quantities.

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