Europe – Creative Chef Studio and Designfabrik BASF are challenging the tradition of the dining table with an experimental, animated concept.
The Morphine Table project offers a future vision of dining that removes the need for serving plates; instead the table itself becomes the object on which food is served. Using vacuum technology and a touch-sensitive material, the table surface automatically forms bowls or dishes in response to the shape or weight of food placed onto it.
Acting as an investigation into the future possibilities of food and dining, the Morphing Table is presented as an experience-driven artwork that combines food, objects, technology and interactivity. Artist Jasper Udink ten Cate, who created the project, envisions the user experience as being similar to a science fiction film, allowing visitors to be immersed in the potential of futuristic materials.
Increasingly, designers and artists are experimenting with reactive materials and technologies that push the boundaries of physical touch-points to create Programmable Realities.