The DIFD creates a global platform
for designers working with food

"Virtual Dinner Party" by Neeraja Dhorde



Interview - London, UK

Sweet Incentives

In 2016, the designer and goldsmith Kia Utzon-Frank of KUFstudios partnered with the strategist and experienced chocolatier Rafaella Baruzzo to help produce an extraordinary range of luxury cakes. Three years later they started a brand of luxury “terrazzo” chocolate bars together called BRIK. With it, they now hope to use chocolate as an education tool to understand business, creative thinking, regeneration, community and resilience.


Projects - Vienna, Austria

Open Food Design

With their new project shown at Vienna Design Week 2020, designer Jakob Glasner and agricultural scientist Philipp Lammer aim to bring people from all along the food chain closer together. From tomato seeds to tomato soup, via rare plant breeders Arche Noah and pan makers Riess, Glasner explains the journey.


Projects - Vienna, Austria


Anti-Covid measures have resulted in the cultivation of new behaviours and new routines when it comes to food but, say Anastasia Eggers and Philipp Kolmann, they could also result in the cultivation of new relationships – not only with our fellow humans, but with other species and (micro)organisms that we cohabit with.


Interview - Israel

Evolving In Vitro

The potential of the cultured meat industry is huge in that it has the potential to solve many of the ethical and environmental issues around farming animals for mass-consumption, but first of all we have to learn to accept it. Yuval Yancovitch is a recent industrial design graduate from the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel. For her final project, she designed four new lab-grown animal proteins. The DIFD asked her to tell us more about her project.


Awards - Eindhoven

The Winner of the Future Food Design Awards

With a clear design backed up by thorough research, Adelaide Tam is the winner of this year’s Future Food Design Awards. Her project 0.9 Grams of Brass takes the only piece that is left over from the slaughter of a cow, the cartridge of the stun gun, and turns it into a mundane object, a paperclip. This paperclip costs exactly the same as the cartridge and leaves us wandering, what is the value of life within the meat industry? With her design she won the audience award, as well as the jury prize.


Projects - Eindhoven

The Food & Design Manifesto Event

The Food & Design Manifesto of The DIFD will kick-off at this year's Dutch Design Week. Make sure you are there to explore the question of “what design can do for food” together with us.