Children are the designers and chefs of the future. They should be thaught already at an early stage of new technologies and hi-quality local food without diminishing their imaginative power.
The project began last autumn during Helsinki Design Week's Children's Weekend. Children were invited to draw "the world's finest dishware" and in the end around ten drawings were selected from about 300 proposals and modeled as 3D versions. These models were sent to the 3D printing service Shapeways in New York where they were printed. The culmination point for the project was an energetic cooking day at the Michelin-starred restaurant OLO where the winning kids got to create together with top chefs a dish for their own 3D printed tableware.
The biggest challenge in the project, from a designer's point of view, was to interpret the children's drawing and turn it into a functional and printable object without losing sight of the original idea.
You can see the winning designs and more photos at CHIL-DISH.fi
Read a great article on the cooking event on the Helsinki Design Weekly here.