Taste of Wood table melds design and food
With Milan’s design week 2014 Salone Internazionale del Mobile running April 9–14 this week, we take a look back at a highlight from last year’s edition. In a design process that runs full circle, Italian creative Antonio Aricò designed a range of outdoor furniture that is made with olive wood and finished with olive oil. Taste of Wood is intended as a cheeky design ‘eulogy’ to the olive tree and an illustration of the importance of olive oil to Italian culture. The range was exhibited at Foodmade during Milan Design Week in 2013, where designers were challenged to use food as a raw material. Visitors to the presentation were then encouraged to not only use olive oil to polish the set of table and chairs, but also to taste it.