The perfect fusion of design, food and technology, FoodInk is the first restaurant in the world which using 3D printers to make absolutely everything – even the grub itself! Having only opened this past summer in Shoreditch’s 8 Dray Walk, FoodInk has already caused a stir in the restaurant business and is making substantial waves in design circles to boot.
While the use of 3D printers in sectors such as medicine, cars and industry is nothing new, it heralds a full-blown revolution when it comes to food. The idea is the brainchild of Antony Dobrzensky and Marcio Borradas, the founders of the restaurant not to mention the creators of every dish on the menu. The food is a mixture of classic ingredients and molecular gastronomy, a fusion made possible thanks to the collaboration of byFlow, the inventors of the first multi-material portable 3D printer.
This sensory journey into the future of gastronomy is underpinned by a revolutionary interior design concept, which sees all of the furnishings, tables, chairs and lamps produced using the same 3D printing technology. All were created especially for FoodInk by multi-award-winning designer Arthur Mamou-Mani.
Guests dine using cutlery designed by Polish artist Iwona Lisiecka and printed by BCN3D Technologies, while Italian company WASP – who specialise in 3D porcelain printing –produced the crockery and glassware, providing the final flourish to a truly memorable food experience.