Human Beans - What's Cooking Grandma?
The Grandma Player is a new prototype product developed for this exhibition
that plays the sound of grandma cooking her favourite recipe and sharing
culinary tips in real time. Its reassuring form reminds us of the need
to preserve the knowledge of the older generation and encourages stronger
social connections to be made and maintained within families.
create provocative concepts. They make fictional products by hacking
commercial culture and design new services by working with real people.
Their work is disseminated through spam, media, shop shelves and exhibitions.
Human Beans is a collaboration between advertising creative and designer
Mickael Charbonnel and design strategist Chris Vanstone. Their work was
recently included in the HearWear exhibition at the V&A,
London and Safe: Design Takes On Risk at MoMA , New York .