During Art Basel, the Vitra Design Museum opened an exposition dedicated to a number of innovative Dutch designers. The designers were invited to join a partner from the region in developing a design project. The spectrum of partners ranged from the molecular biology laboratory of the firm Roche to the only female charcoal maker in Switzerland.
Studio Wieki Somers teamed up with chocolatier Rafael Mutter to create the ‘Chocolate Mill’, a large cylindrical block of chocolate from which delicate rosettes can be shaved off with a crank-turned blade. Various patterns are integrated into the block using different types of chocolate, creating a flipbook effect as the layers are scraped off.
A mouthwatering piece of art, and a nice piece to start the weekend!
If you are around, make sure to visit ‘Confrontations: Contemporary Dutch Design’, June 12 till September 2 at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery, Charles-Eames-Straße 2, Weil am Rhein, Germany.