The DIFD creates a global platform
for designers working with food

Planets by Bianca Bellani



People - India

“The future of food and design is going to be planetary.”

Ishpreet Batra grew up in the city of Tehzeeb, Lucknow in India. She never took any formal education in food but the aroma in her culture attracted her to start experimenting with the complex flavours of Awadhi Cuisine at the age of 12. While the process of cooking gave her emotional balance, studying fine arts and design gave her the vision as well as the skill to understand her passion. Ishpreet has spent seven years working with various design startups, services and products as a User Experience Designer. There is no formal education or awareness about food and design where Ishpreet grew up, even cooking is considered as a mundane responsibility that lies primarily with the women of the house rather than an important life skill for everybody or an artistic expression. Today Ishpreet lives close to the capital of India studying food culture, eating habits and creating unique multisensory experiences around little observations, and hopes to address some real world problems in future.


Essay - Russia

Cheese Copyright

In the age of globalisation, we are used to circulations of products from geographical locations all around the globe. But what happens when countries start redefining their identities—thereby also redefining their borders—and how does it affect our taste?


Projects - Barcelona

“Designing products that are in dialogue with food.”

BENDITAS (Ferran Gesa and Caterina Vianna) is a Barcelona based design studio specialised in what they call "furniture for food". The studio aims to create new products and services for the food sector from a unique point of view: designing products that are in dialogue with food.


Essay - Scotland

“Non-methodological, non-theoretical and impractical interventions.”

In Western society, as etiquette dictates, we’re urged from a young age not to lick our plates after eating. Certainly, it’s frowned upon to go around “licking everything in sight”. However, this is just what the ‘Lickable Cities’ research project aims to do with their self-declared international “impractical research community” which explores “gustatory experiences, designs, and technologies”.


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.

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