April 16, 2012
Every year, warm weather heralds a steady flow of calendar-cramming events, as a flurry of art, architecture and design shows seem eager to coax us all out of social and intellectual hibernation with hours of performances and aisles of one-off objects and installations. But designers and Salone exhibitioners Ryosuke Fukusada and Rui Pereira know that this annual buffet of innovation can be a bit much to take in, and all you need sometimes is a real snack. Their latest project, called Sapore Dei Mobili—or ‘furniture tasting’—was created in response to “the velocity of the contemporary furniture industry and how the consumers are unable to digest the huge amount of new products launched every year.” Thus, the duo designed an iron pan to mold furniture cakes—baked treats based on both Japanese and Portuguese pastries cast in the shape of furniture—served up with sprinkles, spreads and other sweet toppings. The bite-sized furniture is perfect for any sized appetite, and perhaps you’ll actually get that second wind and make your way to that after party.
[All images courtesy the designers]