Juicy Bites á la Pecha Kucha
On behalf of the Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development of the State of Hesse, Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH was extending an invitation to designers, producers and material manufacturers to attend an event on 23 May 2017 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Offenbach Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK). On the topic of “Additive Production and Material Innovations” as part of the event series MATERIAL FORMT PRODUKT [Material Forms Product], Lun Yeh, Product Designer with Phoenix Design, held a presentation about “Juicy Bites”, the personalised Smart Snack that comes out of a 3D printer.
This half-day event discussed the application potentials of additive production processes in a design context, getting the participants in touch with material innovations in 3D printing. After introductory remarks by Prof. Frank Zebner, Head of the DIIO Design Innovation Institute Offenbach, about innovations in 3D printing brought about by designers, the presentations commenced.
Lun Yeh used the “Pecha Kucha” format, presenting 20 slides of 20 seconds each – Japanese presentation technique met Design. “Juicy Bites” from the 3D Food Printer – product designer Lun Yeh developed this during his time at the Phoenix Design Academy. It is a concept using a 3D printer and conveying “values” in terms of how to handle and treat food. The ingredients for the Smart Snack are fruit and vegetables which no longer live up to conventional aesthetical concepts and that have thus been rejected by the market. Depending on the respective daily task, the snack gets personalised and will supply the most important vitamins which otherwise might be left out in a normal everyday diet.
In 2016, his diploma thesis finished at Top 3 rank of the 3D Pioneers Challenge. Some quotes by the panel of jurors about “Juicy Bites”: Quotes the classical cooking utensils in new interpretation – Now we’re doing a re-composition of vegetables – Vegetables 4.0 – The designer has a penchant for Stanley Kubrick – Multi-sensory dining experience.