Sensory Course Menu Project 2015-current
Sensory project / Interactive sculpture

Sensory Course Menu Project is about making an interactive course menu that requires audiences to experience the sensations of ‘eating’ without using edible components.

Each interactive sculptures represent specific quality of Appetizer, Main dish, Dessert, and Drink. By touch, sound, vision, and smell, each course creates an experience and a sensation that happens during 'eating' without tasting.

Sensory Table 2015

Smell Appetizer, Cutting Main dish, Light Desert, Kissing Drink

Sensory Table is the first iteration of sensorial full course menu, which has performed on May 7th, 2015.

It starts with an appetizer “Jingle!”, which is a smell appetizer that audiences can “taste” small jingle sound and smell of a herb.

“Quartet” is the main dish that serves a series of jellies in different densities and colors, which suggests a gesture of cutting meat or fish in different doneness.

Dessert “Light Lollipop” is a sweet dessert that cast colorful lights like stained glass (it is ‘light’ calorie as it is a visual dessert).

To drink, one needs to dip a seasonal flower in water and kiss.

Main Dish: Spring 2017

Second iteration of Sensory Course Menu

Inspired by the satisfying sensation of a wood handrail, I imagined a main-dish that gives fulfilling satisfaction by touch.

By using Rhino I’ve sketched various forms that have organic surfaces.

After multiple fast prototyping with pink foam, I milled pine wood, sanded, and finished with wood finishing.


Prototyping with different forms and materials

1. Rhino Modeling

2. Pink Foam Milling

CNC milled pink foam, sanded, and vacuum formed mold for plaster casting

3. Milling and Sanding Pine

4. Wood Finsishing 

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© Eunice Choi