We’ve spoken to Kathleen Reilly before: on the cusp of studying for an MA at London’s Royal College of Art, she was building upon her already extensive experience in design. Since then, an intriguing collaboration with Amsterdam-based Steinbeisser – those behind the Experimental Gastronomy initiative, which celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2017 – has allowed Reilly to create a selection of visually stunning work which complements the harmonious beauty of culinary creations from renowned chefs.
Bringing artists and chefs together to create experiential dining experiences, Steinbeisser encourages creatives to push the limits of form and function: to explore how art can overturn tradition and encourage diners and chefs alike to approach food from a new perspective. Diners at Steinbeisser’s events partake of carefully constructed culinary gems which are housed in, perched on and draped across sculptural vessels, platforms and boards: using equally fantastical utensils which transform every bite into a considered act. Eating becomes akin to performance art, enabling time for reflection on every aspect of the experience.