From Cuddly Sausage to Edible Post-Its: The Wonderful World of Food Design

Anne Mieke Eggenkamp, chair of what’s considered to be the best design school in the world, Design Academy Eindhoven, said that food is one of the two hottest topics on the contemporary design agenda (the other being textiles, if you were wondering.) One of the pioneers of the niche practice is Spanish designer Martí Guixé. His oeuvre includes everything from hands-free lollipops to snacks designed to be eaten while you type. Long time collaborator and photographer, Inga Knölke, explains, “a food designer is somebody working with food, with no idea of cooking.”

We’ve rounded up some of the best examples from this fascinating discipline to inspire the next generation of Willy Wonkas. From cuddly sausages to flavored finger noodles to bad news cakes, click through to check out the most imaginative work from the hottest design trend of the decade.

Atomic Olive Snack, Hands-free Lollipop, I-Cakes and Chocolate G-Power by Martí Guixé

Image credit: The Science of Design

As a food designer, Guixé builds “edible products that are ergonomic, functional, communicative, interactive, visionary but radically contemporary and timeless.”