For centuries Spain has been associated with high quality produce, delicious food culture, and a great sense of humour (I may have added that last one myself ^^). Anyhow, the food culture involves produce of the best quality (hopefully!), beautifully presented dishes, and…stunning utensils. Whether to eat, to cook, or to decorate, because without a plate we’d eat of the table.
“TAPAS: Spanish Design for Food” at El Matadero (Madrid)
With that in mind, Acción Cultura Española (AC/E) got together with DIMAD to organise the exhibition “TAPAS: Spanish Design for Food“, as part of di_food, to explore the relationships between food and design.
Open until the July 17th at El Matadero (Plaza de Legazpi, 8. Madrid), this exhibition brings to the public eye the role of design has within the Spanish gastronomy world. With more than 200 designer utensils exhibited in a fun and interactive way, you can expect to spend hours being wowed by the stunning (tho not always 100% practical) pieces.
The items are divided in four sections, kitchen, table, food, and wine.
With each one of those sections showcasing the best and brightest of the culinary design, and presenting to the visitor with an overview of the different ways design has looked for (and found) a solution for an existing issues througout the decades. And if that’s not your coup of tea, you can always become a one-eye octopus like I did!
From the smallest salt dispenser to whole furniture sets designed in the most creative and modern ways await you in this beautifully curated exhibition for the whole family. And it’s free!
Hurry up because it’ll only be around until the 19th of July!
El Matadero (Plaza de Legazpi, 8. Madrid)
Metro: Legazpi (línes 3 & 6)
Until July 17th 2015
Tuesday to Friday from 4pm to 10pm.
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11am to 10pm.