Cleo de Brabander

Department: Man and Well being

Knowledge preserved

How did people used to store food in the days before refrigeration? Cleo de Brabander interviewed elderly people about food and used their stories to develop a series of modern kitchen products with a touch of nostalgia. A rubber cheese box with space for some sugar, for example: the sugar regulates the humidity and the cheese stays good longer. Her rubber apple-trivet gives apples space: stacked on top of each other they rot quicker. And by filling the lemon bowl with a thin layer of vinegar, leftover halves stay good for another good week. “My Preserved knowledge project is intended to create awareness, prevent waste and increase the appreciation we have for our food.”

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Photographs: René van der Hulst