Two designers have engineered a waffle iron that fries up food art and makes miniature edible tables and chairs. They call their invention, Sapore dei Mobili, which is Italian for “flavor of furniture”.
Ryosuke Fukusada and Rui Pereira came from Japan and Portugal (respectively) to Italy to become product designers. After a chance meeting in Milan, the two fused their cultural backgrounds and Sapore dei Mobili was born.
Their creation mixes traditional Japanese small cakes (“baby castella”) with a Portugese egg-based pastry (“ovos moles”). It’s super sweet and whimsical; the perfect antidote to last week’s now-infamous “racist cake“.
Certainly, Sapore dei Mobili is fun, but it’s not without some social commentary. The project was inspired by the “velocity” of the contemporary furniture industry and how “consumers are unable to digest the huge amount of products launched every year”. I can dig that. Fukusada and Pereira’s furniture pan is a “new way of experiencing furniture” and they declare, “playing with food is now allowed.” I concur! I WANT.
This pan would work nicely to furnish the new homestead you cook up in your state-shaped skillet, don’t you think? Click through for a look back at how Fukusada and Pereira created the furniture pans. Hopefully, they’ll manufacture them soon!