Client: The Morning - Project: Exhibition, experience design - Period: 2018
Once a month, The Morning serves a three-course breakfast, celebrating different food cultures from around the world. Every edition takes place at a different venue in Amsterdam and is created in collaboration with a special guest - me, this time!
was adorned with hand-drawn illustrations. The delicious menu, created by Edwin Sander and his team, was inspired by my work and the things I like to eat for breakfast. It was sensual, playful, simple and colorful, like the art I make.
On Sunday the 18th of February, 65 guests gathered at Brouwerij de Prael Houthavens for a morning filled with food and art. I dressed the space with big acrylic paintings, a selection of framed prints and made sure even the tablecloth
My favourite place for breakfast is in bed, so I approached the tablecloth as linen sheets. The perfect backdrop for a group of sexy sleepy girls, slowly waking up after a big pyjama party. All 65 guests of The Morning were welcome to participate. Next to the spoon, fork, and knife flanking every plate lied a pencil. Between the first and the second course, I invited the guests to pick it up and add their own drawings to the table, making it one big Gesamtkunstwerk.
With my work, I hope to create a very intimate vibe, that is why I wanted the guests to skip the small talk and get personal. Between the second and third course everyone received a card with an illustration and a question to ask their neighbour. It was so much fun to see the conversations spark. I am delighted to have sold some pieces that day, to have shared my work over delicious food with so many people, and now to share it with you.