Five leading designers and chocolatiers have created a range of intriguing sculptures referencing London, and made entirely from chocolate. Designs on Chocolate at The Dock – up the road from DT headquarters – forms part of London Design Festival which sees a host of designers, showrooms, design organisations and retailers participating in events across the city.
The exhibition sees the collaboration between The Dock owner Tom Dixon and Rococo, Lee Broom and William Curley, Paul Cocksedge and Hotel Chocolat, Faye Toogood and Cocomaya, and Moritz Waldemeyer and Artisan du Chocolat.
Cocksedge’s contribution Gift is a striking blend of traditional crafts and digital technology.?Following an inspiring visit to the Hotel Chocolat production centre, the designer has used almost a thousand pieces from its range of exquisitely crafted chocolates to create a wall-hanging pattern that interacts with the viewer – to become something beyond itself.
He explains: ‘I wanted to leave these beautiful pieces of chocolate as they were, instead of creating an object simply to be looked at, and so losing the whole idea of taste.
‘The true art of the chocolatier appeals to your palate as well as your eyes, and through the process of placing these exquisite pieces in various patterns, the project started to grow…’
‘Designs on Chocolate’ will be on display at The Dock from 17-23 September.
Read our highlights of LDF 2012 here, and our report from the LDF 2011.
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