Architecture and design firm Think Big Factory has developed a prototype in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center and Fagor Electrodomésticos. The Smart Tasting prototype merges the digital and physical worlds into the dining experience.
Interactive elements and projections are shown on the table and objects, there are projections on the panels surrounding the diners, and also in the kitchen area where the dishes are being created.
The diners can watch real-time cooking on a screen, while chefs can watch the diners, and elements of sound and light are used to augment the experience.
The prototype integrates the Internet of Things concept into the tasting experience, mixing food with technology. ArchDaily notes that it generates a real-time connection between chefs and diners, as they explain the most interesting parts of the process as the dishes are being tasted.
Check out the Smart Tasting prototype in the video below: