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EVOKE _

a collection of sensual eating tools _

designed by Sarah-Linda Forrer


ABOUT _

Sarah-Linda Forrer

Sarah-Linda Forrer is a product designer based in Amsterdam. Born and raised in the French Pyrenees, she has always been inspired by the de- tails of nature. With her intuitive and experimental way of working she searches for new beauty and attractive tactility. Fascinated by people’s rituals, she strives to create sensitivity for forgotten moments and details which influence our daily lives, triggering the imagination with her work. Sarah-Linda Forrer graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in december 2013, department Man&Identity, where she developed an experimental and conceptual way of working, colour and material sensitivity and a good feeling for trends. Together with Stella Derkzen she founded Studio Haze in 2015: an experimental design studio focussing on pattern and surface design for interior, product and fashion applications. www.sarahlindaforrer.com www.studiohaze.nl


#FOODPORN _

a photographic series

Collaboration between photographer Daantje Bons and designer Sarah-Linda Forrer. In parallel to the collection of eating tools Evoke initiated by Sarah-Linda Forrer, they created a series of photographies evoking an intuitive and sensual interaction with our food. Playing with the idea of #foodporn, the images are on the edge between different kinds of pleasure, triggering the senses and arousing the imagination.


EVOKE _

a collection of sensual eating tools

In a world where the food system is so complicated that I no longer know where my food comes from and how it is produced, I feel the longing for a new relationship with what we eat. This collection of sensual eating objects creates a stage for food to be presented on and savoured from. With soft shapes crafted in ceramics, they are a tactile trigger for our senses. Not being cutlery nor plates, these tools evoke in us a more intuitive way of eating, transforming the act into a moment of full attention. The organic shapes invite us to use the tools in our own, singular way. They become an extension of our hands and fingers, literally bringing us closer to what we eat. Contrasting with the conventional way of eating with fork, knife and plate, this family of shapes and sizes can be used in various ways to present and enjoy our food. By stimulating the movement of picking up and bringing the objects to our mouth, I want to give more importance to the moment just before tasting. Eating in a different way and with more attention will ensure a slower ritual with more pleasure. Taboos like slurping and licking at the table can be broken. The shapes of these eating tools ask for it to be picked up, shared, licked and slurped. This will enhance the tasting experience and the connection to our food.


“By slowing down each aspect of eating, we can consider how to bring back the necessary infrastructure to educate people about the multiple values of food, to understand the many connections that food has with our health, history, culture, environment, economy and society.” -Roberta Sonnino-


“In an era where humans spend more time doing secondary eating - a behavior defined as eating or drinking while doing something else - than primary eating, maintaining the integrity of the sensorial aspects of eating is becoming increasingly rare. This all brings us further and further away from knowing our food.� -Michael Pollan-


“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.� -George Bernard Shaw-


THE COLLECTION _

5 porcelain eating tools

Inspired by the evocative duality of shells, the soft organic shapes are modelled by hand to find the most natural feel for your hands. While the upper side is smooth, the downside is covered with a precise texture to ensure a beautiful contrast and a better grip. Together with a small ceramic manufacturer in the Netherlands, moulds are made in which the black porcelain is casted. The objects are then produced in small series with great care. A lot of handwork and attention is required for the detailed finishing and delicate shapes. The top comes in 3 different glazes while the bottom is left unglazed, giving a mat and rougher surface. The porcelain is fired at high temperatures, ensuring the material becomes resistant to heat and moisture as well as dishwasher safe.


Textured downside with stamp


Set of eating tools


CARDITA _

eating tool #5

Dish created by chef Rudolf Brand Roasted beets - Burrata - Little gem - Basil oil - Green appel cereal


Dish created by chef Rudolf Brand Dutch white asparagus - 4 minutes egg - Buttermilk - Chicory - Cress


CARDITA _

4,7 cm

17 cm

eating tool #5

18 cm


COLOR | UP-SIDE

matt black glaze

COLOR | DOWN-SIDE

unglazed matt black textured porcelain

white cream glaze

glossy black glaze


VENUSTA _

eating tool #4

Dish created by chef Rudolf Brand Korma Curry - Coliflower - Carrot - Salad


Dish created by chef Rudolf Brand Korma Curry - Coliflower - Carrot - Salad


VENUSTA _

16,3 cm

4 cm

8,7 cm

eating tool #4


COLOR | UP-SIDE

matt black glaze

COLOR | DOWN-SIDE

unglazed matt black textured porcelain

white cream glaze

glossy black glaze


LYRIA _

eating tool #3

Dish created by chef Rudolf Brand Dutch white asparagus - 4 minutes egg - Buttermilk - Chicory - Cress


Dish created by chef Rudolf Brand Dutch white asparagus - 4 minutes egg - Buttermilk - Chicory - Cress


LYRIA _

12 cm

5,4 cm

9 cm

eating tool #3


COLOR | UP-SIDE

matt black glaze

COLOR | DOWN-SIDE

unglazed matt black textured porcelain

white cream glaze

glossy black glaze


PURPURA _

eating tool #2


Dish created by chef Rudolf Brand Beans - Parsnip - Oyster Mushroom - Kumquats - Watercress


PURPURA _

10 cm

3,8 cm

7,5 cm

eating tool #2


COLOR | UP-SIDE

matt black glaze

COLOR | DOWN-SIDE

unglazed matt black textured porcelain

white cream glaze

glossy black glaze


TRIVIA _

eating tool #1

Dish created by chef Rudolf Brand Beans - Parsnip - Oyster Mushroom - Kumquats - Watercress


TRIVIA _

6,7 cm

2,2 cm

4,2 cm

eating tool #1


COLOR | UP-SIDE

matt black glaze

COLOR | DOWN-SIDE

unglazed matt black textured porcelain

white cream glaze

glossy black glaze


OYSTER _

solid casted bronze

This solid bronze dish is an interior embellishment. The organic shape is sculpted by hand, richly textured on the outside and polished on the inside. Inspired by the feminine and evocative shapes of oyster shells, this interior accessory will add a touch of sensual and elegant luxury to any table, vanity or desk.


Sculpted by hand by Sarah-Linda Forrer in Amsterdam, the pieces are casted and finished in a small metal casting atelier in the province of Friesland in the Netherlands. OYSTER is available in limited edition in four different patina’s: black, gold, white and turquoise.


OYSTER _

4,8 cm

9,3 cm

solid casted bronze

15,2 cm


COLOR | UP-SIDE

polished bronze

COLOR | DOWN-SIDE

textured semipolished bronze

textured turquoise patina

textured white patina

textured balck patina


ORDERS _

& information

CONTACT To place an order, receive more information or schedule a meeting to view and feel the collection, please contact Sarah-Linda Forrer: hello@sarahlindaforrer.com +31 6 50248137 www.sarahlindaforrer.com

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS Lennert Hillege Silje Forbes Daantje Bons Sarah-Linda Forrer


#foodporn


#foodporn


THANK YOU _

I COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU Rudolf Brand Lindenhoff BAK Sil Visser Cherella Gessel Stella Derkzen Nicolaas van Zeijl Elwin Looije Matthijs Mentink Voordekunst Stichting Doen AFK & all dear contributors to the crowdfunding Steinbeisser Naresh Ramdjas Keramikos

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Evoke - a collection of sensual eating tools - Designed by Sarah-Linda Forrer

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