We know about 3D printing and we’ve heard a lot of talk about the fact that in the future everyone will design their own furniture with 3D printers at home. Before 3D printing came into our lives, industrial laser-cutting also started to become a popular tool in design, and was used in cutting Perspex jewellery, card and metal.

I’m noticing a re-emergence of laser-cutting in a very interesting medium: FOOD.

Look at these, sugar paper doillies (below) and laser-cut seaweed for sushi (above). How edible is this?

 

This aesthetic in food is definitely a taste of the future. Come to think of it, if food is too beautiful to eat, maybe we’ll all be able to look a little more, and eat a little less?

 

( Post by Renée Rossouw ) (Images via boingboing & Etsy)