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As a food artist, I create edible experiences with delicate, handmade pralines - for you to enjoy
As a food artist, I create edible experiences with delicate, handmade pralines - for you to enjoy
161 backers pledged €18,248 to help bring this project to life.

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As an Eat Artist I create transient installations, where the beholder becomes an involved party end experiences a sensual moment. My next step is to open up my own studio and to enhance my label. For my new studio and kitchen I need some funding to create a space, that both  matches my special design and makes a flowing producing of my pieces possible. As soon as the studio is finished in march 2017 I will host events, exhibitions and workshops so everyone can experience my work. 

You can be part of the next big exhibitions in this beautiful studio space!

 

 

For the last year I have worked on many great projects and each customer or partner has been very satisfied with the creative outcome of my work.

During this period I have rented a professional kitchen for the production of my edible pieces.

This gave me the great opportunity to first see how people react to my work and if they enjoy my special concept. This let me look into the market and I found out that my entry into the market will be even greater with my own showroom. It came clear to me that I needed a central space where I can show people how I work in a transparent atmosphere, where I can host exhibitions and workshops to reach to the people. Where my customers can visit me.

My work is so special because it doesn't fit any categories. You first need to understand it. So transparency is a really important part of my networking.
Something special and unique always has to have some presence in the right spot. 

And this new studio will make this possible!

I started planning the kitchen with a great team and it came clear that a well designed kitchen space, that doesn't give the visitor any kitchen atmosphere, more of a clean show room space, is more costly than we have planned. We started the conversion of the rooms at Danziger Straße 59 and after some complications during these rebuilding it showed quite soon that the possible assets weren't going to be enough for my plans. 

That's why I need your support to make my beautiful studio space possible!

And you won't regret it! You'll receive fabulous rewards and be part of a great project of a big exhibition in this studio!

 

 

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With my work I question the rigid frame of pâtisserie and transfer it into contemporary art. 
My experimentation with perception and presentation in pâtisserie goes beyond the expected.

My eatable installations and sculptures are being displayed in exhibitions and created for exclusive events.

 My performative installations and sculptures, which you firstly experience at a visual level, confide to the observer later as an edible installation.The beholder is supposed to touch, consume and "destroy" the work and actively takes part in the transformation of the installation.

He's no longer just observing and becomes an involved party.
The spectator - later participant - is supposed to remember this as an emotional experience.

What‘s left is this experience accompaied by its visual, haptic and sensual impressions.This approach shows exactly the contrast between the sacrosanct outward appearance of my sculptures and the unexpected opportunity to eat these.

Do edible pieces always have to look the same? Do they again and again have to be consumed the same way? How can I create something interesting and intruiging, a more abstract experience?

These questions preoccupied me during experimenting and distinguish the otherness and complexity of my work to the classical pâtisserie.

 You can find more informations about my work on my website or on facebook and instagram

 

  The second really important part of my work is to create an intense, pleasant and individual taste every time again. How is your event supposed to taste? Light and airy or heavy and spicy...

People can order my exclusive praliné, which was my edible business card when I started - the first taste and view on my work - later it developed to a beloved gift for companies and their customers or a special occasion for private people. 

 

 When I meet my customer we discuss the individual taste, have a look at the location where my work will be displayed and then I start with the creative imagination. I draw scetches, first on paper, later – when the concept is settled – on illustrator, and have a tasting with the customer. After I work a lot with complex statics, there is a lot of planning involved. Sometimes a piece hangs from the ceiling, sometimes I work with light, there are no boundaries to build something exciting and interesting.

A few days before the event, when I have all the  pieces for the construction I start producing the eatable pâtisserie pieces and the final step is to build up everything in the event location and present it during the event.

 

 We started planning the renovations for my studio in October 2016. 
A great team of an interior designer (Cäcilia Verweyen), kitchen architects (Edgar-Fuchs), a carpenter (Martin Klingner - Pantefux Design) for made-by-measure furniture planned this studio together and with the great help of all our helpers and workers we are in the middle of the construction process.
My wonderful assistant Ivy Lin is working on my side and helping out with all the issues every day brings on. 

This Saturday, the 18th of february I have an open studio day so everyone, who is interested in the stand from  this moment is welcome to visit. 

You can get to know my work in a small framing and purchase small unique creations.

 

Tillmann Prüfer for WELTKUNST magazine this January 2017

"Every sculpture exists just in a specific room at a specific time. And finds its completion through consumption"
and"Finally everything will be installed at the event location - and after a short presentation through the artist the edible sculpture unites with the beholder. And makes him or her part of the work"

Nasri Sayegh in ELLE magazine:

"As gorgeous confectionery and aesthetically scrumptious bites,, the desserts of Kristiane Kegelmann are made to the delight of the grandest of tables - and art galleries - of Germany and beyond.
For the Berliner food designer it is above all aninterogation of the established pâtisserie. Out with tradition and culinary classism!"

and

"And there was sugar...and it has become mouthwateringly poetic!"

Niklas Cordes in an article for BERLINER MORGENPOST:
"An evening moves on to an integral sensuality"

FineDiningLovers quote in their Online-Magazine:

"Not just Design: Kristiane Kegelmann's edible sculptures"

DOMUS:

"Kristiane Kegelmann plays with food in a very serious way. With her geometric sculptures and installations she questions the forms and references of traditional patisserie"

and

"When she plays with colors, contents are clearly defined. Straightforward taste structures and high-quality ingredients create an aromatic harmony and complete the edible installations, and every staging is associated with a culinary experience"

an audience member choosing a bite to eat
an audience member choosing a bite to eat

 

A huge Thank you!

If you just feel like supporting my project a little but don't want to get chocolate, you have the opportunity to do this on this reward! 

Get the visuals! A set of Postcards

If you like my design and want to have some of the visuals beautifully printed on a set of postcards, this is the perfect reward for you!
You can keep them or send them to you friends!
You both support my project and have a product, that you can use whenever you like and enjoy them for longer than a moment of taste.

Chocolates - six pieces of pleasure

You will receive 6 pralinés in an elegant single packaging. You'll see, they don't just look really beautiful, they also taste amazing! And it's a wonderful gift for a special person! The praliné describe my work in a small piece of culinary art.

Chocolates - eight pieces of delicacy

Here you have the same great looks and taste, but you'll receive one box with all eight of the chocolates.

precious chocolates - 12 pieces in a box

If you know you'll like these exquisite chocolates, why not get a box of 12 pieces?
You won't regret!

studio tour and first experience

Are you intrigued how my studio will look like?
I can give you a personal studio tour and explain you all about my work. You'll see where and how I work, get a tasting and get to know my concept from first hand!
You will actually see and taste what you founded for and totally understand why it was worth it!
If this is interesting for you, it's a great opportunity to get this exclusive deal!

Two people in a workshop

I will host a workshop for you in a small group of 6-10 people, so you can learn, experience and taste my work in the surroundings of my studio. 
In conversation we will produce special pieces! You can take some home and give them to someone as a very personal gift.
This workshop gives you the opportunity of experiencing my work in an intimate way and you'll receive first hand informations.
The workshop will last 3-4 hours, here at my studio in the heart of berlin.

VIP exhibition sponsoring special

I will use 25% of your founding for the big exhibition, that will take place at the end of the year. The more funding I get, the bigger and mor intense the experience will be!
You will be a VIP guest for the preview-experience and named in the sponsoring list of the exhibition.
If you love my work, this is a very outstanding way of supporting me!

Installation - get half of the price

To create a big installation for a big event or exhibition, after the creative planning it needs a lot of organization, preparation and high quality ingredients. It's a costly project but at the same time a very special experience for your guest!
He won't forget this, I promise!
An event with lets say 500 guests is a really big event. An installation in such a size could easily cost 7-8.000 €. 

So if you are planning a big event and believe my edible installations would win your guest's enthusiasm this is the perfect opportunity to get a great deal NOW!

 

I am born and raised in Munich, south Germany. Food, sustainability and the content of healthy food have always been very important in my family.
It's been important to know what you are eating and in union with my knowledge in the field of  pâtisserie I can work with food in balance with my values. To combine it with great and edgy design and a presentation that involves the beholder is exactly what I want to create new every time again!

My professional roots are based in the pâtisserie, where I last have been working for four years at the design department for the K.u.K. Hofzuckerbäckerei Demel in Vienna. There I was able to strengthen my professional skills in many regards, which enable me now to explore diverse possibilities in a creative and free way. I took the decision to break with the traditional frame of pâtisserie and realise my own artistic ideas.

My artistic works are being displayed in exhibitions. Besides I develop and realize my work for exclusive events.
Ongoing from this march 2017 I will host workshops every month. 
In these I combine my work - creativity, design and culinary delight - with an always changing theme that fits to my concept and at the same time opens up a refreshing opportunity to do something new and interesting in every workshop.
At the same time I will start with open studio days once or twice a month, where you can get to know my work in a small framing.

 

Risks and challenges

RISKS AND CHELLENGES

I spent a lot of time finding the right premises were I can produce my pieces in a professional kitchen which can be my showroom at the same time. In this studio I can host some guests and work in my office in the back.
With a great team of an interior designer (Cäcilia Verweyen), a kitchen-interieur architect (Edgar Fuchs) and a carpenter, who builds up my made-by-measure studio-interieur (Martin Klingner - Pantefux Design) I am working on the realization of this well designed place. There is always the risk, that renovations are taking longer than expected, but we are still in time to finish the studio early march.

I am highly confident in our abilities and I am committed to delivering these products and hosting the workshops on time and with great quality. I will keep my backers up-to-date the whole way through and am available for your questions at: info@kristianekegelmann.com

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    a huge thank you!

    Chocolate is not your thing, but maybe you love the passion?!
    Your support helps me get started. You'll get a personal thank you-card and you’ll be a VIP on my backers-only mailing list.

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    Get the visuals! A set of postcards

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    chocolates - six pieces of pleasure

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    You'll receive 6 of my exquisite chocolates in a single packaging. These are an elegant present for someone special or a beautiful gift to yourself!
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    chocolates - eight pieces of delicacy

    Congrats! You're one of the early receivers of my precious handmade pralines.
    You'll receive a box of eight as well as a single package of my exquisite chocolates. These are an elegant present for someone special or a beautiful gift to yourself!
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    precious chocolates - 12 pieces in a box

    You'll receive 12 of my exquisite pralines in an elegant box and you're one of the first people to experience another dimension of both visual and sensual taste. This package is a beautiful gift for someone special or to yourself!

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    Studio tour and first experience

    You will receive a personal tour through my studio and be able to taste and experience my work. This special space will show you what you founded for. It won't disappoint.

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    2 people in a workshop

    You'll be one of the first to see my finished studio and kitchen - and actually work in there! In a small group of 6-10 people you and a person of your choice will create your personal taste. In conversation, the making and tasting of these pieces you will experience another dimension of haptic, visual and sensual taste.
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    wedding special

    Are you getting married? Like the delicious and unique experiences I can create ?
    With this wedding special you have to pay half the price of your individual sweet installation for wedding party! You and your guests will enjoy and remember this wonderful day even more!

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    Installation! Get half of the price!

    You are celebrating big? Want something more special than a food catering and you love my work?
    You will just have to pay half of the costs of a big eatable installation!
    I will create an exciting and unique experience and dessert-installation for you and your guests and will be on your event to present and lead through the performative intstallation! You'll have a special experience that each one will carry home both on their tongue and in their minds! Get this special deal now!

    It doesn't matter, if you have 50 or 400 guests, but no more than 600 for this deal.

    An installation for 600 people easily costs 9.000 € or more, with this reward you'll save quite a lot of money!
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