Carolien Niebling (b. 1984, Maastricht, the Netherlands) lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland as a designer and researcher who specialises in food-related projects. Niebling's work uses design to unite the fields of science and food to aim for a brighter future. Food fascinates her because it is an ever evolving substance where development will never stop. In Niebling's studio, she works on projects that tackle global issues of food and food production, and improves them from within the food industry. Corporations are realising they need to innovate and to become both efficient and future-proof. Niebling's work inspires businesses to think creatively and come up with unexpected solutions. She received a master’s degree in product design from École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) in 2014 and stayed on as assistant teacher. Her research resulted in the book 'The Sausage of the Future', released by Lars Müller Publishers in 2017. Niebling has won the Design Parade Hyères Grand Prix at Villa Noailles (2017), the Hublot Design Prize (2017) and the Design Prize Switzerland (2019).

About the project

“’The Beauty of Edible Things’ is as an ode to Louis who turned a necessity into something beautiful, a project that decontextualises food and shows how incredibly beautiful and mesmerising it can be. There are so many opinions on what to eat, what not to eat, how much or how little, that food becomes a good or a bad decision. This project is about its pure beauty. The next time you eat something you might let your senses take the lead and be surprised by its flavour, texture and look.”

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