'TAPAS. Spanish Design for Food'

'TAPAS. Spanish Design for Food'

This exhibition provides a rich panorama of the most recent Spanish design as applied to cuisine, a creative taster menu of 'tapas' from all the fields in which design plays a role in the act of eating.

Curated by Juli Capella and organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), TAPAS showcases imagination and talent targeting the taste buds, where design and haute cuisine go hand in hand. Spanish chefs, designers, architects, wineries and restaurants reflect the last 25 years of Spain’s avant-garde experimental blending of design and food.

The exhibition is divided in three sections: the kitchen, about preparation and utensils; the table, for objects used to sample food; and the meal, on food design. Legendary culinary icons from Spain are also featured, including the paella pan, traditional wineskins and flasks, the bota, botijo and porrón. To complement the more than two hundred objects on display, TAPAS includes a large collection of wine bottles which stand out for their bold and appealing labels, and audiovisual presentations featuring a selection of interior design in Spanish restaurants and a selection of wineries from across Spain which stand out for the quality of their architecture, including works by Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Rafael Moneo.

A festival of shapes and materials in the most diverse styles, nourished from a rich store of ingenuity, experimentation and sensuality, TAPAS reflects Spain’s ability to incorporate design and creativity as characteristic values of cuisine and gastronomy.

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  • Design
  • Toronto
  • Jun 12, 2014Aug 10, 2014


Design Exchange, 234 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5K 1B2

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Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)


Organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) in collaboration with the Design Exchange, and the Embassy of Spain in Canada.