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Contatto Experience
Culinary Events | Social Dinners | Tailor made experiences
2016 — ongoing



Contatto is a new culinary culture that advocates a change in the current culture of food, challenging the existing one, which neglects essential sensorial experiences.
How many times we hear or read around us: ‘do not touch’. We would never say do not look or do not hear: so why do we think we can divorce ourselves from this one essential sense? 
Contatto provides a new approach to the materiality of food, proposing new ways for food preparation and consumption. Aiming to get to the essence of the human-food relationship in its most genuine level, Contatto removes unnecessary mediating components’: the objects that create a distance between the body and food such as cutlery, plates and some preparation tools. Instead, preparation and consumption focus on the hand,extending taste to the realm of touch. 












Egg yolk, lime, salt, pepper, fried bread crumbs © Giulia Soldati







During the Contatto eating experience the ingredients are placed on your hand by my hand. While the ingredients are moving from my hand to yours, you are being touched.



Contatto asks to push the boundaries of our comfort zone.
Removing the 'barrier' between the materiality of food and our body created usually by plates and cutlery, Contatto brings another layers of involvement in relation to food, our body, emotions and senses. 

It is not just an eating experience, it involves an intimate rediscovery of senses and tactility, becoming a sensorial celebration of food and the action of eating. And those intense emotions will permeate and stay longer on skin than the ingredients do.

I truly hope in a future you will be touched by Contatto.









Contatto private event for The big Now | LOW
Casa Lago, Milan (IT)
Milan Fashion Week, February 2017  © The Big Now





Design Academy Graduation Show 2016,
Dutch Design Week, October 2016
Eindhoven (NL)






Koinè Restaurant, October 2015
In collaboration with chefs Alberto Buratti and Simone Cantafio
Legnano (IT)







Private Dinner at Mediamatic, Amsterdam (NL)
June 2016

© Guido Van Nispen







Agenda



2019
5 April | Contatto Experience x Cà Ventiquattro | Milan (IT)
10 April | Your Food Touch - Private Event | Contatto Experience x NEFFNEFF | Milan (IT)
8-12 April | Dfood - Sarpi Food District @ Fuorisalone | Milan (IT)
5-8 June | A La Mano - NeoFuturist dinner | Mediamatic | Amsterdam (NL)

Social dinners
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2nd February | Rome (IT)
17th / 31st January | Milan (IT)

2018
Ongoing
Tuesday in Touch (Contatto Experience in Milano Isola) and Private dinners
5 Febbraio 2018
Soulgreen, Milan (IT)

2017
24 November
Private event for Novotel Linate, Milan (IT)
June
Private dinner in Arnhem (NL); Food Heuvelrug at Doorn (NL)
23 February 2017 (Milan Fashion Week) : Contatto private event for The big Now LOW | Casa Lago, Milan (IT)
19 January
KitchenLab Pavilion (Curated by Frame Magazine), IMM Cologne

2016
November/December
Private dinners in Milan (IT), Eindhoven (NL) and Arnhem (NL)
15 November
Mangiamaccheroni Dinner for DAE Social Design Alumni Day, Eindhoven (NL)
22nd-30th October 2016
Dutch Design Week Eindhoven (NL)
29th September-2nd October
Festival Ciudad Jardìn Alt Empordà Vantallò (ES)
23 June 2016
Private dinner for Mediamatic Amsterdam (NL)
14 April 2016
Valentin Loellmann Studio, Maastricht (NL)

2015
Contatto Experiences, research and experimentation in Eindhoven (NL)
October 2015
Koinè Restaurant (Legnano, IT)


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