Yue LIU  &  Xijing XU

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

RISO.Edutainment | 2021
Little Reunion | 2020
Pasta tra Parentesi | 2019 - 2020
Wanderer | 2017 - 2018
TofuDrink | 2016 - 2018

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Crafts behind TOFU DRINK

Chapter 1 - Crafts of Tofu
Beginning with research about traditional Chinese ingredients (soy products) and digging out the various crafts and flavours behind them, we had a chance to look at the way the production of one ingredient can vary at different scales (mass production/middle manufacture/small hand-crafting atelier/home-made), but the different way of producting soy products can also be generalized to one linear process.

From Soaking (❶) to Blending (❷) the soybeans, then you get a mixture of soybeans which should be filtered till the soymilk left (❸). After the soymilk getting boiled (❹) and being cooled down to 80 °C (❺) add coagulator in it (❺). Wait until the protein inside getting coagulated and put it into a model, press until been formed (❻) -- Then you get your tofu.

In the final installation of TOFU DRINK we readjusted the making process:


Chapter 2 - Crafts of TOFU DRINK
Combining woods, ceramics, glass, metal together, the production process of tofu drinkincludes cooperation with hand craft master in different fields.

Glass - Shanghai
We worked in coperate with a glass atelier in Shanghai to modify our glas parts.

Metal - Milan