Indulge in the notion that a wine glass is more than a receptacle and that there is more behind the design of a spoon than to simply eat. The weight of it, the curves and even the dimensions are all taken into account when designing every tool for the table. Each piece of table objects, from dinner tables and chairs to plates and cutlery items are examined through the eyes of designers. Six designers describe, in grand detail, the journey from creating objects to the delight of enjoying their usefulness. Ettore Sottsass, an Italian architect and designer, creates a path that merges the design of tableware with its everyday enjoyment. Richard Sapper, a German industrial designer, walks the audience through his design of beautifully crafted cooking pots and their functional usage. Philippe Starck is a French contemporary artist. His table designs are influenced by his belief in the natural social setting. Enzo Mari is an Italian modern artist whose timeless works represent his idea that everything should be used in a beneficial way. Achille Castiglioni, an Italian industrial designer, uses his inspiration for everyday things to dress a table with expert creativity. Alberto Alessi is an Italian designer. He discusses the evolution of design to objects as well as original innovation.
- Going to Table: Food and Design Video
- Length: 52 minutes
- ISBN: 978-0-7365-5942-3
- Copyright: 2000
- Closed Caption (CC)