EVOKE by Sarah-Linda Forrer

Inspired by the shape of shells, the sensual EVOKE collection by Sarah-Linda Forrer aims to trigger the senses.

September 2017
The EVOKE collection by Sarah-Linda Forrer focuses on the powerful message created by using sensual eating objects when staging food. With their soft shape crafted in ceramic, the pieces trigger the senses: as tools, they evoke an intuitive way of eating, transforming the act into a moment of full attention.
Inspired by the evocative duality of shells, the organic shapes are modelled by hand in order to arrive at the most natural forms for a person to hold. While the upper side is smooth, the lower side has a texture that ensures a better grip. The organic forms have been produced by a manufacturer in the Netherlands that makes the moulds in which the black porcelain is cast.
In a similar vein, Forrer had developed the Oysters series, sculpted by her own hand, with each piece cast in solid bronze and then finished in a small atelier in the province of Friesland in the Netherlands. 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.

DAMN°64 Food presents products that are creating waves in the kitchen. Says Productivity editor Patrizia Coggiola about the Choreographic Core trend:

"The kitchen is a stage set, where the elements are intrinsically ergonomic, designed to make a primordial connection between user and form, material, tools. Importance is given to contact, movement, and presence, with the items becoming an extension of our hands and arms, bringing us closer to a daily personal ritual. Value is attributed to the moment just before tasting."