Student/s: Alejandro Linares
Mentored by: Martín Azúa
Promotion: 2021
Study: Degree in Design

"Primitive" is an experimental project that explores the boundaries between right and wrong within the context of today's haute cuisine, which is subject to an extensive battery of codes, acts and rituals that condition the gastronomic experience of those who consume it.

Through research, observation and reflection on these cultural codes, such as the use of cutlery in the West, the invisibility of social conventions, such as not being able to lick a plate and the series of perceptive changes on a sensory level that can occur depending on the shape, texture, weight and colour of a support, this research works on the design of a series of pieces that bring the diner guest closer to a more instinctive, almost primitive way of eating.

"Primitive" does not aim to change the current paradigm of haute cuisine but to provide new experiences, new paths with the aim of understanding Western gastronomy from a more human and natural point of view.

Project in collaboration with Hermanos Torres.