About Deep Food
We see enormous potential for creating “edible experiences” through design. While some global food trends include hype around posting food experiences on social media, growing mindfulness of food health, and increasing demand for food sustainability- we envision design can play a role in such growing awareness of Food.
In light of these opportunities, how might we design food experiences as a medium for “deep thinking”?
Deep Food aims at sparking thoughtful discussions through different eating experiences.
Deep Food was initiated by Cindy Chan and Heinrik Ng; we believe that the power of food as a medium can go beyond its taste, convenience, its origin and can be expanded consciously to the level of content and culture: that when we decide to eat, the question can go beyond: how fast is it? How tasty is it? How nutritious is it? How fair-traded is it? How authentic is it? We believe it can be developed towards this question: How Deep is it? In terms of content and culture.
Our co-founders came from a background of design, in particular, product design, in which we
have worked for various brands in product and industrial design. With such a background,
we constantly apply our expertise in manipulating 3-dimensional mediums into food. Both of us
have an interest in expressing our ideas through discursive design. We experimented with using our knowledge of product and 3-dimensional design in the field of food and edible experiences, and since then, we have been fascinated by its possibility and versatility. As a tangible and edible medium, we have been finding food a very friendly medium in the sense that many people can easily find their association with food; through that, we can communicate our messages through our designed edible experience.
Both co-founders, Cindy and Heinrik, graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
with a Bachelor of Arts in Product Design. Cindy also gained her Master of Arts in Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries at Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.