shaping traditional oral knowledge save food from the refrigerator by jihyun ryou from netherlands
designer's own words:
My design looks at re-introducing and re-evaluating traditional oral knowledge of food preservation, which is closer to nature. Observing the food and therefore changing the notion of food preservation, we could find the answer of current situation such as overuse of energy and waste of food.
This series of knowledge shelves is basically made out of breathing natural material, wood. Each shelf has each knowledge of food preservation to make the taste better against chilling injury from the refrigerator. Also, it invites people to enjoy the beauty of their food ingredient and observe them to understand.
My design is a tool to implement that knowledge in a tangible way and slowly it changes the bigger picture of society. I believe that once people are given a tool that triggers their minds and requires a mental effort to use it, new traditions and new rituals can be introduced in our culture.
Verticality of Root Vegetable
Dryness of Spices
Humidity of Fruit Vegetable