Food Work by Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll Food Work by Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll
Food Work by Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll Food Work by Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll
Food Work by Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll Food Work by Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll

Cultural fusion: A culinary melting pot in Tokyo

31 : 10 : 2012 Design : Cultural : Kitchen

Tokyo – Norwegian designers Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll are exhibiting four new objects of culinary experience at Food Work, an exhibit they curated for Design Tide Tokyo.

While focusing on food, the designers have combined their Scandinavian roots with Asian influences. ‘We have attempted to make Norwegian objects that could also be relevant to Japanese living,’ they tell LS:N Global. ‘Our goal was to draw inspiration and knowledge from how our work is experienced in Tokyo.’

The shape of a pair of grinders and a salt cellar, for example, arose from experiments with origami. A pot is designed to produce the extra strong coffee that Norwegians love, but is made with traditional Japanese handicraft in mind and features a strong contrast between the walnut handle and the aluminium pot.

Read our Tokyo Safari for more on the latest trends popping up in the Japanese capital.

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