DEATH, DESIGN AND TORTILLAS
DESIGN DINNER & EXHIBITION
CAFÉ DE PIJP, AMSTERDAM
Otro Diseño invites Mexican and Dutch designers to create design products that make reference to the traditional Mexican Day of the Death.
The tradition of the Day of the Dead in Mexico has been declared a "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO, as the festivity is without a doubt one of the richest assets of Mexico’s culture, full of history and tradition, deeply rooted in the idiosyncrasies of its people. As a celebration of the Day of the Dead, and presenting this tradition to the Dutch public, Otro Diseño and the Latin American Design Foundation organize Dead Design and Tortillas, an event that includes a Design Dinner and an altar created by designers from Mexico.
An original menu has been created especially for the event. Based on authentic Mexican recipes and ingredients commonly used during the celebration, the invited chef, J. Mingus, has designed an array of innovative dishes with an artistic presentation. The tables are set with contemporary design objects and traditional Day of the Day decorations.