Bite Spike is a project centered around
food presentation. Essentially, this is an experiment. How will people react to
eating without their hands?
By encouraging the user to eat from the
spike directly, he or she may find themselves negotiating through uncomfortable territory. Personal insecurities, social implications and spectacle are among many of the barriers
one must hurdle.
It is through these challenges that the user
finds satisfaction. Soon finding themselves acknowledging a new and refreshing way to consume a meal.
The design allows for the chef or culinary artist to experiment as well. The idea of a five course meal, each with its own complimentary sauce or flavor comes into question. The exploration needed to design each course would be an exhilarating challenge for anyone passionate about food preparation.
How could you offer soup on a spike?
The Bite Spike was digitally modeled then machined in wood. From these positives I was able to create plaster molds and slip cast each piece in porcelain. Below is the finished work so far, as well as proof of concept photos.