'Beyond Taste' is an experimental collection of crockery that allows individuals to have a better understanding of their food — where it comes from and how it is prepared. It does so in vastly unexpected ways.
The design-forward tableware capsule is created by a graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven. Her name is Teresa Berger. Each piece has a rather sculptural demeanor, with textures that entice the consumer to explore and accessories that are meant to enhance the smell of the dish. Moreover, the 'Beyond Taste' range also includes a speaker that is meant to deliver "sonic seasoning" to the 'Sound Donut' plate. The device transmits ambient sounds that are linked to a study that suggests: "particular frequencies and pitches [...] can affect the levels of sweetness and bitterness perceived by the eater."
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'Beyond Taste' by Teresa Berger Connects People to Their Food
1. Multi-sensory Dining - Creating tableware that engages multiple senses, such as taste, smell, and sound, to enhance the dining experience.
2. Food Transparency - Designing crockery that provides consumers with a deeper understanding of the origin and preparation of their food.
3. Sonic Seasoning - Exploring the use of sound to influence perception of taste, utilizing particular frequencies and pitches.
1. Design - Opportunity for designers to create innovative tableware that goes beyond functionality and incorporates sensory elements.
2. Food and Beverage - Restaurants and food companies can leverage multi-sensory dining experiences to differentiate their offerings and engage customers on a deeper level.
3. Technology - Developing technologies, such as sonic seasoning, to enhance the dining experience and create new possibilities for food enjoyment.