Hello, my name is Giulia Soldati. I am a designer and I work with food.

I create unique and immersive edible experiences that engage all the senses, and in particular the sense of touch.
Being ispired by food-related objects and food traditions, I redesign gestures and the choreography of the body in relation to food, crafting ceramics and tools to be used at the table.

By recognizing the amazing power food has to bring people together, my work is based on  conviviality, rituals, aiming to redefine the way we interact with it and to genertate new food narratives

In the process, I use my hands as a tool for knowledge: touching enables to get closer to the ingredients, their history, the cultures they come from. For this reason my practice always encourages sensoriality at the table and the use of our hands. I believe that feeling on our skin what we are about to eat gives us another level of understanding of the food we will ingest, eventually making us more aware on the choices we make every day.


In 2016 I founded Contatto Experience, a culinary culture and eating experience that extends the taste o realm of touch.








Giulia Soldati / Freelance Designer / Eating experiences / Food Research / Ceramics and eating tools / Cooking and baking
/ Commissioned and self initiated projects


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Selected Exhibitions / Workshops / Talks

October 2021- Workshop at Master of Ecology and Education, UNISG Pollenzo (IT)
August 2021 - Residency Masseria Cultura - Noci, Italy
2021 - Lecturer at AA Summer School, Venice Biennal
2021 - Lecturer at Design+Science Summer School, University of Ljubljana
2021 - Present Continuous, Nèo x 5vie Milano

2020-2021  - Future Food. How will we eat tomorrow?, DHMD, Dresden
2020 - Creative Food Cycle - Online lecture + Scarpetta tasting 
2020 - Workshop - Convivium, How to design a gesture - Abadir Academy, Catania
2020 - Nèo, Design Italiano, Courmayeur Design weekend 

2019 - Food: Bigger than the plate, V&A Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2019 - The Object is Absent, MU Gallery, Eindhoven

2018 - NOM, AMP Gallery, London, UK
2018 - Naked, Kranemburgh Museum, Bergen, NL
2018 - Food Revolution 5.0, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin

2017  - Experiencing Food: Designing Dialogues, Lisbon
2017 - BIO25 Faraway, So Close, MAO, Ljubljana
2017 - KitchenLab Pavillion by Frame Magazine, IMM Cologne


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Selected Press


2021
Salonemilano.it
| 8 Italian talents worthy of note
Designtellers | Il talento di Giulia Soldati e la sua idea di food design da toccare con mano

2020
Dispensa Magazine | Issue 11 | January 2020
Elle Decor | April 2020 | Nèo: la piattaforma che vuole cambiare il design italiano
Domus Magazine
| December 2020
BBC | Dining in greenhouses

2019

MOLD magazine | issue 04  | 2019
DAMN Magazine | issue n.74|  October 2019
Elle Decor Italia | Il cibo è politica e per capirlo dobbiamo ricominciare a mangiare con le mani
Deezen | The Object is Absent | Dutch design week 2019
The Dutch Institute of Food&Design | Choreography of the hand - A La Mano  
L:Sn Global | Stimulating our sense could reduce food waste
Flamingo
| The Frame X Giulia Soldati   
The Dutch Institute of Food&Design
| Did you know that the invention of the spaghetti preceeded that of the fork?
The Dutch Institute of Food&Design | By Hand by Giulia Soldati - Get your hands dirty at this year’s Salone
Gambero Rosso | Milano Design week 2019
Elle Decor Italia | L’arte di Osare dal design al beverage
Rfood - La Repubblica
La Cucina Italiana | Febbraio 2019
WeVux

2018
GQ Italia | n. 222 September 2018 | E' Nato prima l'uovo o la cucina?
Il Giorno
Blog der Staatlichen Museen du Berlin | Giulia Soldati, Contatto – Food Performance im Kunstgewerbemuseum

2017
MOLD | CONTATTO: DESIGNING GESTURES FOR EATING WITH OUR HANDS
L'Officiel Italia | Contatto
L:SN Global | KITCHEN EXPERIMENTS
Frame | DO TOUCH: GIULIA SOLDATI LETS YOU PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD AT FRAME'S KITCHENLAB
Badeggs

2016
Domus
Lifegate
Vice NL The Creators projects
Design Academy Eindhoven
Alce nero Fatti di bio
WGSN China






Elle Decor Italia, Issue 1, February 2017 

       


 

Icon Design, Issue 12, March 2017