Two artists from the Netherlands have given my project a lot of thought. How food, texture and aesthetics should be reflected in the design of a space. Lernert & Sander were asked by De Volkskrant to make a photograph for their documentary photography special, with the theme Food. They transformed unprocessed food into perfect cubes of 2,5 x 2,5 x 2,5 cm.

Irregular plants, meats and foodstuffs are cut into regular forms, and this sense of conflict between the regular and the irregular is very interesting. It helped open up a whole new perspective on food for me.

The design of my project raised a number of new questions in the course of reflection:
1. Is it possible to use the internal structure of the plant in my space?

Many vegetables such as peppers, okra etc. have a special space in the middle, could this be a source of inspiration for the design of the space as a main space idea. How The colours of fruits and vegetables, all types of natural uncooked food themselves give a natural and unadorned feel. These colours, if used in a space, will give a very pleasant feeling.can vegetables such as onions and shallots, which have a regular shape in the growing process, inspire the functional arrangement of the space?

2. Can the colours and patterns of food exist as part of the interior space?

Can oranges, purple kale, kiwis and other fruits and vegetables with their distinctive colours and textures be part of the design.

3. Will the future of food spaces be giant food interiors?

With the development of science and technology, will the food space of the future be an organism itself? I started to imagine people moving around in giant green peppers and living in giant mushrooms. What will the future hold for vegetables and fruits in space? What will the shortage and waste of food be like when many fruits and vegetables can grow as big as big trees.

4.The fresh fruit and vegetables themselves can bring about sensory experiences of sight, taste and smell, and how these sensory experiences will inform the space.

CUBES: Food theme photograph by Lernert & Sander

Two years after CUBES, Lernert & Sander transformed all 72 dutch cheeses into perfect cubes of 2,5 x 2,5 x 2,5 cm, for de Volkskrant documentary photography special themed Dutch Stories. For the magazine MacGuffin, themed ‘The Ball’, they transformed 98 golfballs, into perfect cubes of 25 x 25 mm.

They followed this up by producing very creative cheesy food photography. Even the same food can have thousands of varieties.

If I need to choose one or more foods to inspire the design of a space, how do I make that choice? What kind of food is very strongly associated with my project and venue? I got this food-inspired design idea and then I got caught up in more questions.