roots and rituals

Marije Vogelzang at Budapest behind her installation

Marije Vogelzang at Budapest behind her installation "Eat Love"

Marije Vogelzang is a pioneer of “eating design”. She is a graduate of the Design Academy in Eindhoven and owner of Proef — a restaurant, gallery and studio rolled into one. She is also storyteller; a kind of gastronomical genealogist, if you will. She examines the psychological, sociological and environmental ramifications of how we eat, with whom we break bread, where our food comes from and how it affects the environment.

Vogelzang’s edible architecture is not only sustainable, it is also performative. Each exhibition is meant to awaken the sense and stir the soul. She seeks to situate food within the greater context of our lives; as  ritual, as nourishment, as memory and as a gateway to a delectable future.