Fun Link Friday: Sapore dei Mobili

Photos : Alfredo Dante Vallesi, Matias Baldassarri, ZooiLab

“Baby castella” (ベビー・カステラ), the globular egg cakes cooked in molds at Japanese festivals, were originally brought to Japan from Portugal. Japanese designer Ryosuke Fukusada and Portuguese designer Rui Pereira have collaborated on a design project called Sapore dei Mobili that takes this fusion food and gives it a consumer-culture spin:

We present furniture pan, an object that mixes both traditional Japanese small cakes ‘baby castella’ with a Portuguese egg based pastry called ‘ovos moles’. Using the same molding technique we created a new typology of object and at the same time a new tradition. Playing with food is now allowed. Serve your favorite pieces of furniture to your friends and kids. You can create your eatable living room and paint you furniture cakes with your favorite jams and toppings. In this way when the user gets full of his furniture he just eats it without creating disposals. And start all over again with a different recipe. Enjoy your furniture! Buon appetito. (Sapore dei Mobili Press Kit)

See more photos and read more about the project at

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