Artists have oft been inspired by the visual delights of confectionary, just think of Pop artist Wayne Thiebaud’s slick ice cream cones and copious cakes, but now we’ve discovered a genius chocolatier inspired by art, or more specifically art supplies...
These chocolate paints and pencils were designed by design firm Nendo for the Seibu Department Store in Japan. The edible chocolate pencils were created back in 2007 and the 12-Piece Paint set is their latest limited edition gourmet chocolate collection. This incredible set of syrup-filled chocolates could be easily mistaken with a fresh painter’s supply.
Nendo explains, “Tubes in a box of paints contain a variety of colours, and these chocolates a variety of flavoured syrups. The labels indicate each chocolate’s flavour and also function as wrappers, keeping fingers clean for eating. A design that combines the childhood excitement of opening a new box of paints and the thrill of opening a box of chocolates you’ve been given unexpectedly." Right, we’re off to Japan to pick up a box of chocs...
Image Credit: Ayao Yamazaki
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