Tableware as Sensorial Stimuli

New thinking pushes innovation beyond the expected in today's world of art and design.  
A return to primal and intense, an experience that possesses the kind of experiential knowledge that is gained through an all-encompassing and multi-sensory feeling.  The rapid rise of synaesthesia is evidence of this desire.  The work of Jinhyun Jeon is inspired by desire.

A graduate from the Design Academy of Eindhoven, Jinhyun Jeon created a project entitled 'Tableware as Sensorial Stimuli,' seeking to infuse the daily ritual of eating with the phenomenon of synaesthesia.  The project is a set of cutlery in which each piece is designed to engage you in further senses than simply taste. 

By exploring synaesthesia through design, the artist hopes to enhance the role of tableware and cutlery, enriching the experience of eating by cross-wiring and activating multiple senses through a combination of temperature, color, texture, volume and form. Jinhyun Jeon serves to create jubilance and a more conscientious relationship with food that satiates our primal desires for feeling and experience.

"The tableware we use for eating should not just be a tool for placing food in our mouth, but it should become extensions of our body, challenging our senses even in the moment when the food is still on its way to being consumed."  Jinhyun Jeon 


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