Sensory Tableware Encourages Novel Dining Experiences
An industrial designer explores interesting ways to transform dining experiences into active explorations of the senses.
Industrial designer Ilan Sinai has produced a series of tableware items that experiment with ways to transform the dining experience. Sinai’s work is grouped into three categories of explorations, illustrated below:
These items demonstrate how individual senses can be highlighted as an active part of the meals. Tableware in the form of earphones emphasize the auditory qualities of food, a covered serving dish in the shape of a nozzle encourages olfactory exploration before dining, and a specially textured spoon & dish combination turns chocolate into a tactile experience.