At the Salon du Chocolat Milano 2018 the art of chocolate imitates design with the maître chocolatier Davide Comaschi
Milan, 13 February 2018
Also for the third edition of the event, the director of the Chocolate Academy TM Center Milano launches the challenge to the public: being able to distinguish a design classic from its imitation in chocolate; after the "Presenze" chair by Studio Nucleo, this year it will be the turn of the "635 Red and Blue" armchair by Cassina
Irresistible pralines, napolitains and tablets to be slowly melt in your mouth.
Fresh ice cream and endless variations of delicious desserts to indulge or give a moment of pause and gratification.
These are the forms in which we are used to thinking about chocolate, an extraordinary ingredient that, thanks to its versatility, actually makes it possible to create real works of art.
Davide Comaschi knows that in 2013 he was the first Italian to climb the highest step of the World Chocolate MastersTM of Barry-Callebaut, the most important individual competition dedicated to chocolate, thanks to an extraordinary sculpture of over two meters: "Forever Taste ", entirely in chocolate. An elegant female figure, astride a twisted column decorated with large flowers, is intent on tasting a futuristic praline.
For the Salon du Chocolat 2018 (Mi.Co., 15-18 February) Comaschi will reproduce in chocolate a must in the history of design, the Cassina 635 Red and Blue armchair. This is an iconic model designed by Gerrit T. Rietveld in 1918 and made of black-stained beech wood, with blue seat and red back, in lacquered plywood. The lines and the planes are organized in a vertical - horizontal composition, connecting to each other without any interlocking. The two armchairs, the one in wood and the one in chocolate, will be displayed side by side. Will the audience be able to distinguish the original from the imitation?