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VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2019
Project Contemporary Silverware
 
In his project CONTEMPORARY SILVERWARE Jakob Glasner reinvents the iconic silver cutlery Nr. 135 by Josef Hoffmann in an unsettling new manner. The young concept artist critically explores our society`s relationship with food, transforming knife, fork, and spoon in a set of instruments reflecting our modern lifestyle.

„Protein Scoop”, „Fasting Fork”, „Fat Scalpel” and „No Dessert for You”, each refers to a specific nutrition trend that has a fundamental impact on the lives of its followers. Food does much, much more than merely fill our stomachs. On the contrary, our foodstuffs are attributed with certain physical or social effects: from increasing intellectual perfor­mance to saving the planet.

With his project CONTEMPORARY SILVERWARE, Jakob Glaser asks about the extent to which eating has become a political act and pleasure has been sacrificed to aesthetics.

Photo: Jakob Glasner