During the recent London Design Festival, Laufen presented an exclusive eating experience devised by Ido Garini of Studio Appétit in the old jewellery workshop of the famous Central Saint Martins College of Art.
Forming part of the Designjunction event, The Gem Room was based on the intuitive connection between the space's former function and Laufen's innovative SaphirKeramik material, which contains derivatives also found in the eponymous gem stones.
The well-worn workbenches and industrial articulated lamps provided an appropriate setting for Studio Appétit to present visitors with a tasting menu designed as an exploration of edible gems. Alongside products made from SaphirKeramik, the studio presented dishes comprising unique and refined ingredients to be consumed using some of its unusual eating utensils, including porcelain cones and wearable rings for picking up food.
Also showcased at The Gem Room was the Impressoes 2015 project, which provided ten renowned Brazilian creatives with an opportunity to reinterpret Laufen's Living Square washbasin. The project debuted in Sao Paulo before heading straight to London. Its next stop is the Łódź Design Festival in Poland, followed by Design Miami/Basel in December.
Visitors to The Gem Room were able to experience the versatility and artistic potential of SaphirKeramik in many forms, and left with a new appetite for food, creativity and progressive design.
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See the movie from the event https://youtu.be/ZRsSBcdAbgo