Xijing XU  &  Yue LIU

We try to combine design and food through questioning and sublimating food-related behaviors in different cultural contexts, in forms of objects or activities.




It was design that brought us to food.

tofoodesign was founded in 2016 by a Chinese design duo, Xijing XU and Yue LIU, in connection between Berlin and Milan. The great distance gives us a large view about the world of food design.

To create new projects, we always ponder over Western European and Eastern Asian food culture elements, looking for a cultural or emotional spark, which can be generated from the fusion of different traditions and sensibilities. We focus on all stories related with food: who makes the food? Where and how is the food made? How can food be part of the different lifestyles of everyone in a satisfying way? Where and how can the act of eating or drinking be rediscovered? How can this pleasure be shared with others in new ways?

We deconstruct and integrate these questions through multisensorial projects, try to give people new possible answers and reflections about food, new ways to think about the meaning of food in our lives. According to real contexts of contemporary society, we create special interactive environments with new forms of experience and emotional ways to bring people in connection with food and others.

We design for food. We design with food. 

Visual Communication
Branding | Packaging

Product System
R&D for product & service innovation

Event | Workshop | Laboratory


Xijing XU
Product Designer | Food Enthusiast

Product Designer | Digital Fabrication Lover


Tian WU
Communication & UI/UX Designer

Shuan NAGM
Art&Design Copywriter

Lucas ZEER
Interaction Designer | Developer

Food Culture Consultant

Cristina OSORNIO
Industrial Designer

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