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Food and Design: films by Dezeen for Scholtès

Here are ten short movies about food and design and featuring designers including Kiki van Eijk, Philippe Starck and Gitta Gschwendtner plus chef Alexandre Gauthier and others that we filmed in Milan during the furniture fair in April this year, as part of our Food and Design report for luxury kitchen appliances brand Scholtès.

The films are part of our investigation into the cross-pollination between the worlds of food and design. See the Food and Design report.



Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs sets the scene for our Food and Design report.

Kiki van Eijk


The Dutch designer talks about the kind of food and dining experiences she likes and explains her design for the ideal dinner table.

Public Pie


Dutch designer Marieke van der Bruggen explains Public Pie, an open-air kitchen where the food is cooked in front of you.

Gitta Gschwendtner


German designer Gitta Gschwendtner talks about her conceptual Drawer Kitchen, which integrates kitchen furniture with domestic storage.

Philippe Starck


French designer Philippe Starck discusses how the kitchen has become the heart of the home.



Alex Bettler of Apartamento magazine talks about FoodMarketo, an exhibition centred around food and cooking. See the Food and Design report

Design Academy Eindhoven


Anne Mieke Eggenkamp, chair of Design Academy Eindhoven, explains why food is one of the hottest topics in design today and shows some of her students' food-related projects. See the Food and Design report

High-tech kitchen


Leong Ying How of Singapore kitchen brand BI&L talks us through a kitchen featuring a table that rises and falls at the touch of a button and a TV screen that appears from behind storage units. See the Food and Design report

Alexandre Gauthier


French Michelin-starred chef Alexandre Gauthier talks about the increasing crossover between food and design and talks about the trend away from molecular gastronomy towards more natural food. See the Food and Design report

Nigel Taylor


Nigel Taylor, brand director for Scholtès UK, discusses the changing role of the kitchen and the way consumer expectation is evolving. See the Food and Design report