Nendo is at it again with another truly unique way of experiencing chocolate similar to their Edible Chocolate Paint Tubes. Designed for Maison et Objet, chocolatexture focuses on texture and how a piece of chocolate feels during consumption. "The 9 different types of chocolate are made within the same size, 26x26x26mm, featuring pointed tips, hollow interiors, smooth or rough surface textures– and, while the raw materials are identical, the distinctive textures create different tastes." With a limited production of only 400 sets, the geometric and organic forms are placed side by side, like chess pieces, inside a rectangular white box. The box is then clothed in black to prevent any of the contents from tipping over.
Each chocolate is directly named after Japanese expressions used to describe the texture.
1. “tubu-tubu” Chunks of smaller chocolate drops.
2. “sube-sube” Smooth edges and corners.
3. “zara-zara” Granular like a file.
4. “toge-toge” Sharp pointed tips.
5. “goro-goro” Fourteen connected small cubes.
6. “fuwa-fuwa” Soft and airy with many tiny holes.
7. “poki-poki” A cube frame made of chocolate sticks.
8. “suka-suka” A hollow cube with thin walls.
9. “zaku-zaku” Alternately placed thin chocolate rods forming a cube.
Photography: Akihiro Yoshida