Concept & Design by TourDeFork
Assistant: Astrid Luglio
Biennale Interieur – Kortijk 2014
Project team: TourDeFork, Fabio Davide Colaci, Lula Ferrari
con Laura Doardo , Marco Savini, Ludovica Niero
With the precious help of: Salvatore Naselli
The Mechanical Gelato Machine is a hand powered device, which uses salt and ice to produce the sub zero temperatures necessary for producing artisanal gelato.
Inspired by traditional hand powered machinery the Mechanical Gelato Machine reinterprets the antique world of Italian gelato making prior to the invention of electric powered refrigeration.
The manual functionality of the machine allows it to transcend its strictly functional nature, letting the process of Gelato making become a social experience a performance that attracts participation and creates tradition, bringing the ritual of artisanal Italian Gelato to all.