Autistic chocolate

Ann de Gersem has just graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven with a collection of chocolate objects she designed in collaboration with the autistic employees of a Belgian chocolate factory. De Gersem was inspired by the way autistic people think and wondered: Could autistic thinking lead to a new form of authenticity in design?

11autism.jpg22autis.jpgPink chocolate teapot hat

Her Au(then)tism collection includes a pink chocolate teapot hat, pistachio green chocolate teacups with fur and pink foil and a dark chocolate whiskey snifter crystal ashtray bling. Each of these objets offers a visual language created in collaboration outside the culture of the neurologically typical.

More details and images at culiblog.
All the images © Ann de Gersem. Photo credits: Cleo Baele (BE).

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