Experimental gastronomy

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Cutlery and dishware made by Sergey Jivetin from antique opera binoculars for the Experimental Gastronomy events.

Cutlery and dishware made by Sergey Jivetin from antique opera binoculars for the Experimental Gastronomy events.

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A quintuple fork by Maki Okamoto.

A quintuple fork by Maki Okamoto.

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A wrench knife made by Nils Hint.

A wrench knife made by Nils Hint.

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Cutlery and dishware made by Sergey Jivetin from antique opera binoculars for the Experimental Gastronomy events.

Cutlery and dishware made by Sergey Jivetin from antique opera binoculars for the Experimental Gastronomy events.

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Steinbeisser Berlin 2015.

Steinbeisser Berlin 2015.

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Cutlery from Nils Hint.

Cutlery from Nils Hint.

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Cutlery from Maki Okamoto.

Cutlery from Maki Okamoto.

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Cutlery from Maki Okamoto.

Cutlery from Maki Okamoto.

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Cutlery from Nils Hint.

Cutlery from Nils Hint.

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A plate by Luc Kusters of Bolenius Restaurant.

A plate by Luc Kusters of Bolenius Restaurant.

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Cutlery from Stian Korntved Ruud.

Cutlery from Stian Korntved Ruud.

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Amsterdam-based creative studio Steinbeisser has been turning a few heads recently with its series of Experimental Gastronomy events. The initiative is driven by a search for new ways to enjoy food by creating highly curated, entirely bespoke dining experiences.

Steinbeisser Berlin 2015.

Renowned chefs and international artists come together to create a one-of-a-kind experience that puts design, gastronomy and nature in an exciting new context.

In addition to the completely plant-based food creations, Steinbeisser commissions artists to design dishware and cutlery pieces – which do not follow the normal rules of usability – for every event.

More than 35 international artists, including Nils Hint, Maki Okamoto, Stian Korntved Ruud and Tala Yuan, have contributed designs during the four years the event has taken place.

Dinners are planned for San Francisco and Amsterdam in the coming weeks, and versions of this peculiar cutlery can now be purchased online.


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