Design by Food is a design research project that aims to conceive and produce design objects inspired by the gastronomical tradition of different cultures.
The creative process is inspired by culinary experiences or typical food. The main focus is to design objects whose formal and aesthetic aspects are parametrically managed. Each object is slightly different from all the others so as to make it unique and unrepeatable. The parameters act on the shapes and material aspects of the surface.
Once the 3D model is generated, the most suitable manufacturing technology is selected due to produce the unique objects. Python scripting has been used to customize some of the manufacturing process.
The project has inspired a spin-off of consisting in the creation of short animated clips that ironically combine some of the design objects basic shapes into famous masterpieces picked up from the world of visual art.