Bangkok – Insect protein laboratory Exofood aims to elevate the consumption of critters through a sleek retail store.
Created by interior architect practice Space + Craft, the business farms insects on-site for sale to the public. The laboratory space and shop aims to reposition existing connotations around insect farming, with visual cues and industrial lighting that create a futuristic aesthetic and intriguing atmosphere.
While the produce will initially be used as a food source for exotic pets, the company aims to become a key supplier of insect proteins for human consumption – particularly as a response to increases in food shortages in key regions.
The insect industry is slowly gaining traction in some parts of the world as businesses and consumers recognise the low environmental impact of farming insects compared to livestock and the potential to support communities deficient in traditional protein sources, something we explore in our interview with Mohammed Ashour, CEO of Aspire Food Group.