The Experimental Gastronomy Project Reinvents + Reimagines Dining Out

A collective that invites artists to craft tableware and renowned chefs to concoct dishes that match

The Dutch creative collective Steinbeisser (which translates to “biting on rock”) was founded in 2009 by Jouw Wijnsma and Martin Kullik. In 2012, the pair formed the Experimental Gastronomy Project, a string of fine dining events designed to dismiss preconceived notions about dining out. Guests would sip from intricate, artist-made cups and eat from plates with mountainous ridges through them or boards crafted to look …

Industrial Designer Jexter Lim’s Adaptive Tableware for Visually Impaired People

Singapore-based industrial designer Jexter Lim worked with visually impaired people on the development of Eatsy, his collection of adaptive tableware that streamlines eating and serving actions like scooping, aligning, pouring and transferring. The set consists of a plate, bowl, cup, and utensils—each of which incorporates subtle details that act as sensory cues and can be used by left- or right-handed people. In addition to making …

Diesel Living + Seletti Love Space and Machines

Taking the boredom out of tableware, one plate at a time

Diesel Living‘s continuous collaboration with fellow Italians, design company Seletti, have resulted in fun (with undercurrents of dark and industrial) tableware that sparks wonder in the everyday ritual of eating. “Cosmic Diner” saw salt and pepper grinders shaped like ’60s and ’70s rockets, glasses blown and tinted to evoke meteorites, and mesmerizing planet and moon porcelain plates akin to wall artwork. The mechanics-inspired “Machine” includes …