Last week Eindhoven was buzzing for the legendary Dutch Design Week. Each year we take some time to visit the most interesting designers & projects that showed their vision on the future. A must visit was this year’s Embassy of food, a meeting place for designers, dreamers, food professionals, and the public to learn more and work on tackling pressing food issues. The entire week TEOF organized a series of activities, like the Food Heroes project, keynotes and workshops and curated by eating designer Marije Vogelzang, a designer who leads the food design department at Design Academy Eindhoven. The exhibition offers an insight into how food will be grown, processed, transport, and eaten in the future, and how farming systems could change as a result of food scarcity and new technologies. The Embassy of Food created a few radical views on future issues that visitors were be able to experience and taste. In the following post, I will highlight some interesting food-design concepts on show at the Embassy of Food. Concepts and thoughts about what we might consume in years …
This one is a must see. It’s fun, there are no hidden messages and everything is so pure, so perfect and so absurd. Just brilliant, glorious artwork, a great imagination and top entertainment. Paris-based Nicolas Deveaux at Cube Creative is responsible for this animated video called: ‘5m80′, a short film featuring high diving giraffes.
This image did it for me today. A giant drone serving as an emergency ambulance after a car crash. For real? Not yet. For the moment it’s just in the heads of design team Argodesign who were asked for Body Week by Co about what was thé one thing in the health care industry desperately needed to be redesigned and how? Well, they had a wild conceptual solution. Their insight was this: In emergencies, every second counts. An estimated 1000 saveable lives are lost per year in the UK because of slow emergency response in traffic-jammed urban environment. How can a four-wheeled ambulance be expected to make it anywhere and back quickly?
When I read this article on the future oriented technology blog ‚Serious Wonders’, this image brought me back in time, weird enough. You have to know that my dad was an orthopedic technician, and we were brought up with all kind of prosthetics that he made for his patients. I remember him explaining us how he hoped in the far future to be able to have the technology to make real robotic prosthetics, to be controlled by the mind, like a real arm or leg does. We were impressed by only the thought of it but could not imagine that this would be possible ever.