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“Where Lies the Line Between Hunger and Satiety”
Shaping human willpower in eating process to prevent overeating


 

The project “Where lies the line between hunger and satiety?” appeals to the line between hunger and satiety, trying to find the solutions of tableware shapes enabling to control and strengthen human willpower in eating process, preventing overeating when people feel starving. Slow Bites, Blossom, Peanut, and Goose – the tableware of conceptual design were created aiming to transform the perception of food amount and eating duration.

The project is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.


Slow Bites

Satiety is a pleasant feeling, however, having just slightly overeat, felicity may turn into suffering. The feeling of pleasant fullness is determined by the ratio between food amount and eating duration. When food is served on a single open plate, there is a possibility to consume it in a rush, making eating experience instantaneous and spooky. Slow Bites are designed so that a serving is scattered by bites and hel to create an individual experience in the cognition of flavours. These dishes are designed to enjoy food by eating with fingers, same as you eat fruits or berries while walking in a garden.




Blossom

The habit of rushing through life is somewhat related to our plates. In the context of abundant routine concerns, eating sometimes becomes just an instantaneous physiological function, necessary to minimize discomfort caused by hunger. Blossom is a subtle allusion to a three-course dinner. The food served in a single dish set is divided into three different layers and periods of time, thus discouraging eating in one go and contributing to a full feeling that unrolls slowly, making pauses between courses.



Peanut

Snacks are intended for fast and comfortable eating, therefore, there is always the risk of having too much, especially, when we do not have time for regular meals. This dish is intended to control the habit of excessive snacking, grabbing the food with full hands and stuffing in mouth without paying attention into the contents. The dish has a narrow opening; therefore, it takes more time to reach food with fingers. This is aimed to train attention during meal. To make an optical illusion of bigger serving of snacks and facilitate tracking of the consumed amounts of food, the dish bend divides food into separate zones.




Goose

The line between hunger and fullness is controlled by the plates that create the illusion of satiety. The shape of Goose dishes alludes to foie gras thus creating the feeling of early satiety. To ensure serving well-balanced amounts of food, the plates are designed of such shape that having placed a bigger portion, any excessive amount of food would slide off the plate like water slides off a goose’s back.


Publications:
FINE DINING LOVERS BY S.PELLEGRINO AND ACQUA PANNA

2020