With the world's largest furniture fair about to begin, designers Ryosuke Fukusada and Rui Pereira ask "Do we still have an appetite for all this furniture?"
Their project, Sapore die mobile, was born of a reflection about the velocity of the contemporary furniture industry, and how consumers are unable to digest the large number of new products companies launch into the market every year.
For Salone del Mobile 2012 they are proposing an alternative way of experiencing furniture - a furniture pan. Say Fukusada & Pereira, "An object that mixes both traditional Japanese small cakes 'baby castella' with a Portuguese egg based pastry called 'ovos moles'."
"Using the same molding technique we created a new typology of object and at the same time a new tradition. Playing with food is now allowed. Serve your favorite pieces of furniture to your friends and kids."
"You can create your eatable living room and paint you furniture cakes with your favorite jams and toppings. In this way when the user gets full of his furniture he just eats it without creating disposals. And start all over again with a different recipe."
Rui Pereira and Ryosuke Fukusada
Sapore dei Mobili will be shown at VenturaRunaway 2012, Massimiano 6 in Milan.