The British-Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi created Feast, a range of expressive tableware with Italian artist Ivo Bisignano. “Ivo is a good friend as well as a soul-mate for the creative process in all Ottolenghi graphics”, Yotam Ottolenghi states. “His art, in whatever medium, is honest, expressive, bold, joyful and colourful. Attributes we strive to achieve in our food.”
Apart from the graphic language of the O the artist also incorporates abstract images of vegetables, an essential ingredient in Ottolenghi’s signature cuisine. “I have drawn thousands of vegetables in this process trying to achieve the effect of stamping actual vegetables on a plate”, Bisignano says.
Originally from Sicily, and trained as an architect, Ivo Bisignano is an artist with many different souls. With an often surrealistic atmosphere, Bisignano’s art is also imbued with a strong sense of play and irony, evoking an aesthetic of past and highly detailed worlds.