Ryosuke Fukusada and Rui Pereira brought Milan Design Week visitors a special treat this year as they served up bite-sized delectable treats that took the form of lamps, tables and chairs. Dubbed Sapore dei Mobili (Taste of Furniture) the tastefully designed cakes were made using a special press - Fukusada and Pereira created the project to provide commentary on the way the contemporary furniture industry mass produces items and products to be consumed. The team offered the sweet pastries to passersby, grabbing everyone's attention and helping visitors "fill-up" on furniture without having to go out and buy anything new.
The pair whipped up the home-baked morsels in their own custom-built pan, drawing on their own respective nationalities (Japan and Portugal) – to combine a traditional Japanese ‘baby castella’ cake maker with a Portuguese egg-based pastry maker. They explain on their website that by making this series of miniature edible pieces, they wanted to create an alternative way to experience furniture.
“You can create your eatable living room and paint your furniture cakes with your favorite jams and toppings,” explains the Sapore dei Mobili website. “When the user gets full of his furniture, he just eats it without creating disposals. And [then you can] start all over again with a different recipe.” Feast your eyes on our pics of the pair’s brilliant conceptual pieces by clicking through our gallery below!
Photos by Radhika Sawhney for Inhabitat