Food and design nurture each other.
“Tapas: Spanish Design For Food” is now on exhibit at Toronto’s Canadian Museum of Design (Design Exchange), as part of a world tour that seeks to show the relationship between food and design and how design has sought solutions to the challenges of the culinary world, with ingenious inventions which have made clear the impact food has on other economic sectors.
Over 200 objects and utensils used in the preparation or tasting of food and wine from traditional to cutting-edge will be on exhibit until August 10th to show the reciprocal roles of Spain’s contemporary cuisine in design, and of Spanish design in the kitchen and for food. The exhibition addresses three key areas, the kitchen, the table and the menu, and portrays how processes at each of them help shape food, design, and flavors.
The exhibit is a joint project of Acción Cultural Española, ICEX, Design Exchange, SPAIN arts & culture, Spain’s Trade Office in Toronto and the Embassy of Spain in Ottawa. Spanish architect Juli Capella and exhibit’s curator served as guide for professionals of the design sector who participated in an exclusive guided preview of the exhibit, as a prelude to its official opening.
Prior to its inauguration in Toronto, “Tapas: Spanish Design For Food” visited Seoul, Tokio, Miami, and Washington, DC.
Article: Rosa María González Lamas / ©ICEX
Picture: Foods from Spain