a visit to the small-scale paperfair Grafisch papier hier in Amsterdam’s Pakhuis De Zwijger keeps you up-to-date about the latest papertrends and is a great source of inspiration. last saturday it was time again for the yearly event. mannschaft payed it a visit.
this year’s motto was ‘kookkunst – over eten en ontwerpen’ with a very tasty presentation of Martí Guixé – Catalonya’s creative design export hit. Guixé, who has among others designed interiors for Spanish shoe brand Camper, presented the amused audience his hands-free lollipop, the Olive atomic snack – three-dimensional tapas, in the shape of atomic models – and the Techno-tapas, “a system of eatable tapas that enable you to snack while working with your computer, during parties, aircraft travelling or design openings”. our presentation favorite was the Gat fog party –artificial indoor fog made of gin and tonic as performed in 2004 in Casco Projects, Utrecht. cheers, Martí, you’re delicious!
more specifically dedicated to printed matter is the work of Tony Le Duc and Nej De Doncker. Le Duc as photographer and Doncker as designer have been cooperating on a number of cookbooks (among others on an anniversary book for Kitchen Aid) and have lately realized a number of beautifully designed ‘bookazines’ called Kookze!
with pockets full of exciting paper samples (none of them edible) and a head full of inspiration we left the pakhuis to finally fill our empty stomachs.
see you next year!