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SYLVIE MEUFFELS

Sylvie completed the Design Academy cum laude in 2008, and has ever since worked as a freelance designer in a variety of fields from product design to food concepts. Additionally, she built up the company Knol, where she works on a wide range of projects, experimenting with food, technology and space.

Fascinated by the rituals and traditions around objects, she is aiming for designs that have potential for everyday use, with an unexpected way of detailing. When designing, she is not only thinking about the product itself but also the experience and the rituals that grow around them.

Sylvie lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.



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JARDIN & DESIGN
| januari 2011

Cite du design from France, published a book about gardens and design. The Techno Food project was integrated in the chapter 'une entree par l'objet industriel'.






FOOD ROBOTS AT E-PULSE
| februari 2011

After travelling around Brabant with Robots on Tour, our little Food Robots will serve tasty bites during the E-pulse Festival in Breda.






FOODAM MILANO 2011
| april 2011

Upcoming design week in Milan, the project 'Techno Food' will be exhibited at the Food and Art Museum Foodam. It will be part of the exhibition 'Food for Future'. More info: www.foodam.com.






PARTICIPATION BIENNALE KIJKDUIN
| mei 2011

 At the international glass and light exhibition on the seaside of The Hague, a new version of our project 'Still life revised' will be shown in a greenhouse. Our Queen Beatrix will open the exhibition at the 1st of june.






'THE PROJECT' BY KNOL; SHORTLISTED FUJITSU DESIGN AWARD ENTRY
| mei 2011

'The project', designed in collaboration with Knol, is shortlisted from over 1000 designs in the recent Designboom competition 'a life with future computing' for the brand FUJITSU.






A ROYAL OPENING
| juni 2011

The opening of Biennale Kijkduin was a great success! Queen Beatrix was there to meet the artists and take a look at all the work. The Biennale can be visited until the end of june 2011. www.biennalekijkduin.nl






NEW PRODUCT IN SHOPS SOON!
| juni 2011

Coming fall, you can find the new design 'Champion' in shops worldwide! The set contains a breakfast plate and an egg cup, transformed into trophies.






CONTACT SYLVIE
Nieuwe Keizersgracht 570L
1018 VG
Amsterdam

Mail: info@sylviemeuffels.nl
Tel: 0031 (0) 624576753


ENVY ME 2011
Every year at the Modefabriek Amsterdam, a fashion and trend trade fair, Envy restaurant creates a temporary eating spot to satisfy all the fashionable but hungry visitors with a surprising menu. Working with Grietje Schepers, I created a complete eating experience of this elegant restaurant. Food ingredients functioned as decoration items, showing the purity of the menu that was served. Old but beautiful kitchen tools were displayed in glass showcases, symbolising the craftsmanship of Envy’s cooking.

ILLUSIONS... 2010
This interactive installation, shown during the Dutch Design Week 2010, is a play on bilateral perception.
On one hand arousing a feeling of domination; the visitors look down on a miniature city inhabited by different insect colonies. They feel big. Then, on the other hand the overwhelming experience of being in the middle of this community. Shadows crawl over, bigger, drawing them inside their world.
Finally, the ultimate test; are they ready to take over again?
In collaboration with Amaro Industries and Knol.

TNO’S KITCHEN 2010

TNO's kitchen is a showroom for new technological inventions concerning the food sector, developed by the company TNO.
A landscape of glass cubes forms the storytelling interior of TNO's new ‘foodlab’, where the latest food printing technologies are on display. Inside the cubes, a mixture of 3D-printed products and fresh food items is displayed, showing where the food industry may take us in the future.

We used old-fashioned techniques in contrast to the high tech machines, making the interaction tangible and demonstrating the huge leap in time. Our goal was to motivate the visitors to take a stroll and explore the inventions by themselves.

In collaboration with Knol.



FOOD ROBOTS 2010
'Slow Food meets Fast Food'
For a Slow Food bite you have to be patient. The robots will serve your ingredients one by one, but when they come near, you'll have to react quickly! Fast food and Slow Food come together, using the robots as their servants. These little creatures were touring around Brabant within the exhibitions ‘Robots on Tour’ and ‘E-Pulse’. A project in collaboration with Knol.

MADE OF YESTERDAY 2008
A visualised analysis of historical influences on the table of tomorrow.
During the Dutch Design Week 2008, the visitors of the restaurant ‘De Witte Tafel’ could experience the taste of yesterday, today and tomorrow on one plate. On one hand the menu was filled with a surprising combination of tastes, on the other hand the interior was inspired by culinary influences from the 17th century combined with today’s food culture. Old eating traditions could be experienced and old cooking techniques could be tasted, but all integrated into rituals of the future.

A FEAST OF FOOD 2008
‘A feast of food’ is a collection of kitchen- and tableware illustrating the role of traditional dishes in cultural-religious celebrations. The collection is made up of a wedge-shaped dish with a metal crown for an Epiphany pie, candle lights inspired by the traditional Diwali candles and a honeycomb shaped apple corer for the Jewish New Year. A rolling pin and a frying pan are engraved with an Islamic pattern for the Idul Fitri fest and an advent calendar is made with numbered dates for Ramadan.
Sylvie visited various communities, to have the chance to experience all the festivities in person. It inspired her to design this collection of tools; products to perpetuate the traditions of different cultures and religions.

PAPER CAKE STAND 2009
Winner of the Present Time design contest 2009.
The paper cake stand is a decorative pie dish, made out of honeycomb paper; surprisingly simple, easy to use and easy to produce. With one simple movement you can transform a flat piece of honeycomb paper into a 3 dimensional shape; a cake stand which can be used during parties and special events.
For sale at www.presenttime.com.

ILLUMINATE 2009
‘Illuminate’ is a light object to create table settings that explores the use of light in dinner culture from an unexpected perspective. It shows the matter and qualities of the colourful food presented. When more guests settle down at the diner table, a choreography of light appears. Food and drinks light up through the glass tableware, showing a sparkle of reflection on people’s faces.
Illuminate is shown at the ‘Glass is more’ exhibition, during Dutch Design Week 2011.
In collaboration with Knol.

STEEL CABINETS 2010
This handmade showcase collection, designed for the label JSPR, is available in a wide range of shapes and sizes. The family of cabinet is made out of different proportioned and combined glass cubes and domes. It offers a unique spot to store and showcase your dearest or most valuable belongings. Constructed out of a sturdy powder coated steel frame and completely suited with glass, it gives a quality but fragile look, and fits in every space.
For sale at www.jspr.eu.

JSPR OFFICE 2009
‘JSPR Office’ represents a new collection of office furniture and accessories, designed for the label JSPR, to make the office space more personal and more sophisticated. The first product of this new collection is a unique desk with the possibility to create your own ideal working space by choosing from a variability of sizes, table legs, or drawers in different colours. There is also a possibility to integrate a glass panel in the table top, where you can display your dearest belongings or personal collections.
For sale at www.jspr.eu.

STILL LIFE REVISED -1

At first glance, the images reminds of an eighteenth century still life, however the food has envolved into the food of the future. Developed for ceveral exhibitions like 'De smaak van glas', 'Glass is more' and 'Biennale Kijkduin'.



DIAMONDS -1


STEEL CABINETS IN ANNABELLE -1
The German magazine Annabelle created a nice shooping page including the Steel Cabinet.