Design Sucks


From a unique partnership between Fluor Studio and ESHTE (Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril), in the context of EXD’13 under the theme “No Borders”, the Project “Design Sucks” was born to reinforce the inexistence of borders or defined territories for design. “Design Sucks” aims at exploring the combination of shapes, typography, colors, tastes and flavors in the form of a lollipop. During the act of eating, it’s not only the taste buds that are activated in this process, but also the olfactory receptors that detect hundreds of aromatic molecules in food. It is the combination of these two characteristics (taste and flavor) that defines the typical flavor of the food.

What do we expect when we see certain colors or shapes in a food product? And if we taste it? Will we feel confortable or surprised with this combination? This is an invitation to experiment…“

The exhibition consists on displaying giant type lollipops and the visitor is invited to try samples to understand the variety of tastes, flavors, shapes, colors and types. This project is a part of the research from a student in the Master of Innovation in Culinary Arts at Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril.

The project Design Sucks opens on November 14th 2013,

at the National Sport Museum, in Palácio Foz, Restauradores Square, Lisbon, Portugal. 


Tuesday to Satudary: From 10am to 5pm 
Sundays: From 10am to 2pm 
Closed on Monday