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Chocolate by Front


Swedish designers Front have posted a YouTube video created for the Chocolate exhibition at 21_21 Design Sight in Toyko.


They have also designed Changing Vase (above) for the exhibition.

The vase is made of chocolate and features five layers of silver-foil wrapping which, when peeled away, reveal new layers of pattern.

Curated by Naoto Fukasawa, the Chocolate exhibition is the first to be held at the new design cultural centre established by the Issey Miyake Foundation and designed by Tadao Ando.

For images and info about 21_21 Design Sight, see our previous stories here and here.

Here is a short text provided by Front:


"Chocolate" is the theme of the exhibition curated by Naoto Fukasawa at 21_21 Design Sight by Issey Miyake foundation.

We in Front have been inspired by figuratively shaped chocolate wrapped in metal foil. The printed wrapping makes the chocolate into a decorative object and a toy. As a kid you were torn between wanting to tear off the wrapping to eat the chocolate or keeping it.

We have made a series of vases in one: a Changing Vase. A chocolate brown glass vase is covered in five layers of foil. When you tear one layer off a new one will appear and change the expression of the vase.