Finger Licking Good

Fingerlicking Good is an interactive chocolate event organized for the Dutch Design week of 2018. 

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For this interactive event during the Dutch Design Week of 2018 Parel designed ceramic fingerspoons, which are so good you will want to lick your fingers off. Using the spoons as an extension of your finger, you can scoop up herbs, to season your own chocolate. All of the used herbs are aphrodisiac herbs, that will result into a sensual chocolate experience with a flavor explosion. The world of flavors is in your own hands. The participants get submerged into a sensory experience. This project happened during the internship Parel followed with designer Jennifer de Jonge.

 

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Every Fingerspoon is handmade and forms different around your finger, find your perfect finger(spoon) match.

The concept of the Fingerspoon got further on developed after the Dutch Design Week to the context of an exhibition shown in Museum het Warenhuis (2019).

By creating a finger spoon as a tool to make your own chocolate milk, the focus point changes to a commercial end-product.
 

Experimenting with ceramic glazing test got me to make use of the old Russian glazing technique of milk glazing.
Milk glazing is when you glaze your ceramic with milk, resulting in an a caramel colored water repellent layer.
The purpose is to create a circular design where the product returns to its original material form for and from the product. 

This material research also got me to create ‘the perfect' finger spoon, making use of plaster molds, pouring different kinds of materials such as porcelain and cast clay in the molds, a researching process arises that focuses on the quality of the touch that enhances the eating experience.