mercredi 24 octobre 2012
Thé encyclopédique | Pierre-Olivier Hivon-Forest
Évidemment, il reste les problématiques de fraîcheur à résoudre, mais le geste est poétique et inspirant. Excellent travail à la limite de l’emballage et de l’édition.
Ode to the 18th century and the great encyclopaedic work begun by Diderot and d'Alembert called Encyclopaedia or dictionary of the sciences, arts and crafts, this project designed by Pierre-Olivier Hivon-Forest is a journey at the edge of nostalgia, but at the heart of good taste and knowledge. It also reminds me of the work of Brother Marie-Victorin on the Laurentian Flora.
I asked my students to work on the problem of tea packaging. Pierre-Olivier offers us a tasteful and documented answer for teas of the world. Presented in the form of a herbarium, the book consists of paper pages and tea pages. After reading about each of the teas, the user detaches a portion of the page and infuses it for tasting.
Obviously, there are issues of freshness to solve, but the gesture is poetic and inspiring. It is an excellent work somewhere between book design and packaging.