Miami – Ido Garini, founder of experimental culinary collective Studio Appétit, has created an imaginative way to explore history and time through food.
The Israeli-born designer unveiled Elixir as part of Design Miami/ 2013. The sensory journey comprises five ‘potions’, designed to take visitors back through the centuries.
The exhibit was part of Time 04, a show at the Design District’s Inventory gallery. Each Elixir potion has been created in conjunction with a food historian to evoke a different period, between the years 1557 BC and 1542 AD, and comprises herbs, spices and fruits from the appropriate time. Each potion has related vessels and implements such as glass domes, tubes and wooden pestles.
On the opening night of Design Miami/ Garini invited visitors to create potions themselves using the tools to crush herbs and stir liquids, releasing scents as they made them.
Artists and creatives have been exploring different ways to measure time at Design Miami/ 2013. LS:N Global is also seeing more artists exploring food as a medium of expression and experimentation – see our New Foodscapes microtrend.