Charlotte Birnbaum

Plateaux

‘There is no doubt that a flamboyant dinner display can be a work of art. And the most important component – the queen of the table – should always be the centrepiece.

My Plateaux are centrepieces for our era. Historically these objects were made to be admired and discussed by the guests and, in imperial courts, by an invited audience and sometimes crowds of onlookers as well.’ Charlotte Birnbaum

German and English text.

Charlotte Birnbaum is a culinary historian and the author of numerous books on food and art. She initiated a series of event called This Dinner is a Group Show, in which artists and chefs collaborate to create extravagant meals.

Her PLATEAUX are unique sculptural objects, meant to function as conversation pieces for the dining table or as autonomous works of art.

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