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Teresa Berger

Department: Man and Activity
Website: teresa-berger.com

BEYOND TASTE

WHAT
A series of fine-dining tableware that heightens the multisensory experience of eating by exploring the synergy of food and design.

WHY
There is much more interplay between our senses than previously thought. The shapes, colours and textures of the dishes used to serve our food all influence our eating experience. This is the realm of gastrophysics: a new, interdisciplinary field applying principles from neuroscience, physics and chemistry to gastronomy and cooking.

HOW
Teresa Berger worked closely with Floris van Straalen, head chef at Michelin-star restaurant Envy in Amsterdam, to develop tableware for an eight-course menu. In each piece, she focuses on one or two sensory cues other than taste, linked to the origin or the preparation of the food.

QUOTE
In addition to taste, we react to what we see, hear, smell and touch.

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman