Martí Guixé, Marco Ambrosino
Social Warming is a project that combines food and design created for the Salone del Mobile 2021 by Martí Guixé and Marco Ambrosino, together with SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan.
Ambrosino - chef at the 28 Posti restaurant - together with food designer Martí Guixé, has designed a manifesto-dinner in which both the objects used and the menu rework the concepts of environmental, economic and social sustainability in a symbolic key, showing how a sustainable restaurant model can make a positive contribution to the fight against food waste and send out tangible messages about changing consumer habits.
The project was created in collaboration with the students on the Master's course in Food Design and Innovation at the SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design: the students' educational experience led to the creation of three objects, which stand alongside the other four objects designed by Martí Guixé. Political objects or "speaking objects" - as the designer calls them - that narrate the philosophy of 28 Posti by striving for the right degree of abstraction and irony.
For the recipes, Marco Ambrosino prepares his dishes with products that have a low environmental impact, selecting producers who respect ecosystems and biodiversity and using ingredients that are attentive to local needs and which promote the area. Food is read and interpreted as an encounter between the various cultures of the Mediterranean, in a menu that invites diners to reflect on how they can use what is left over, how long it can be consumed for and who or what determines that it can no longer be eaten.
This book is intended to be a kind of extension of the menu, in which the graphics and drawings by Martí Guixé and Marco Ambrosino expand on the concepts of the project.