This year we have the pleasure to participate in the Málaga Gastronomy Festival with the exposition ¨Vajillas de vanguardia¨ (Avant-garde Dinnerware), which will be exhibited at the museum MIMMA (Interactive Music Museum of Malaga) until May 29th.
This exposition was made at the request of the Malaga Gastronomy Festival, with the goal to bring the haute cuisine closer to the public. The festival is also holding other cultural activities throughout this time to achieve this goal.
While the previous edition protagonist was Francesc Guillamet (professional photographer that has worked for elBulli and with top chefs such as Paco Pérez or the Roca brothers), this year’s chosen protagonist are the designs from Jacobo Gavira (specialized designer from the gastronomic world) and our pieces.
The exposition is formed by three spaces, each located in a different room.
The entrance becomes the contextualization space where the basics and projects are exposed, helping the visitor to understand our work. In this first welcoming area we can find information about the ¨tasting menu¨ and about the ¨techno-emotional cuisine¨. Specifically we related the ¨tasting menu¨ phenomenon with the resulting need of having dinnerware that matched the new food formats (dry snacks, wet, flat…), becoming a tool to differentiate, communicate and evoke.
The explanation illustrated through a mural done with a lot of leaves that allows the sensoriality, one of the key concepts in the work of Luesma & Vega. In this same area some original pieces from elBulli are exposed, alongside some canvas-plates from DiverXO, pieces from El Somni del Celler de Can Roca and designs created for the menu from Astrid & Gastón(Peru), all of them coupled by their descriptions.
When the visitor goes into the second space he can find the designs made for the Miramar restaurant of Paco Pérez, all of them accompanied by video projections about the menu ¨Entorno y consecuencias¨ (Environment and Consequences), from the same restaurant.
Finally, in the third and last space, a table in the shape of ribbon exposing pieces from Luesma & Vega that have been scattered around the world: India, Japan, China, Singapore, United States, New Zeland, etc.
All the plates appear with photographs of the plated pieces, pictures that help the user understand that every design acquires a complete meaning once it is immersed in the final context.
In this last area we can also find and interactive space made from a second mural of pieces with textures for the visitor to touch and explore, again calling out to sensorality, thus closing the cycle initiated in the first space.
The tour ends with a curtain made of spoons making a reference to the typical Andalusian insect screen and to the music museum that holds the exposition.