I am conscious of The English Groups attempt at healthy eating lately, so just for some encouragement… here’s another chocolate post!
Dutch designers atÂ studio Wieki Somers have collaborated with chocolatierÂ Rafael Mutter to create the â€˜Chocolate Millâ€™.Â Shown as part of theÂ Confrontations exhibition at theÂ Vitra Design Museum, the project celebrates a global weakness, the sweet tooth.
Chocolate is shaved off a cylindrical block of layered patterns which are a mixture of flavours, and shades.
The instrument was designed by adapting a machine used mainly in Switzerland as a cheese slicer and references the stories and historyÂ surrounding the candy. One example of this is the geometric motifs from Rafael Mutterâ€™s bonbons. By turning the mill the audienceÂ become witness to a kaleidoscopic effect in which African Bobo masks emerge, which cocoa-bean pickers believe have a specialÂ power to bring a good harvest.