Laboratory of Food Analysis is an interactive art installation designed to look like a food laboratory. Lab visitors are mock tested by lab assistants who then create edible paper “nutricards” that supposedly contain all the visitor’s nutritional needs (visitors are free to eat their nutricards.) Created by designers Lisa Lefebvre and Maxime Morel, the lab was featured earlier this month at Tokyo Designers Week 2011.
the visitor participates in a mock-scientific experiment in which he/she is physically assessed by a lab assistant in order for the lab to manufacture an ‘nutricard’ tailored to the needs of the individual. edible paper is soaked in plant extract with text printed in vegetable ink in accordance to the nutritional needs of the visitor based on the physiological information gathered by the ‘laboratory of food analysis’ consultation. the final step of the laboratory process is the consumption of the printed-card food supplement. the project was designed as a comical critique of the simplistic nutritional view held by the diet and nutrition industry.