There’s nothing worse than sitting down for two or three hours at a table for a tasting menu by an awful chef on an uncomfortable chair. These are the words of Albert Raurich, who was head chef at elBulli. That’s why the chairs at the restaurant he owns are created by Andreu World. As well as the seats in many other restaurants run or designed by professionals who know the importance of ‘eating seated well’.
The idea of reflecting on this is the basis of this publication, and its accompanying exhibition. A visual journey through recommended venues round the world that pair good design and gastronomy, along with a reflection on the importance of design in restaurant spaces.
There are some fifty exquisite examples all over the world, as well as opinions from a good number of recognised chefs, from Jose Andrés to Gastón Acurio. Published by Planeta Gastra, the book was written by Álvaro Castro, a lifestyle journalist who loves good design, and the exhibition overseen by Ramón Úbeda, a design specialist who loves eating well.
The show will include works by designers like: Patricia Urquiola, Jasper Morrison, Lievore Altherr Molina, Piergiorgio Cazzaniga and William Sawaya.