eat’inspiration sign of the times: taste the new luxuries


is water the new champagne? will the ability to live in the present be the new silence? will the colourful black become the new gems on your plate? these and more questions were on the menu of the eat’inspiration sign of the times, taste the new luxury in 5 dishes.

it are complex times, and it’s a new era. a new era requires new ways of approaching & doing things, new solutions and rethinking the future.

sign of the times.

  • the eat’inspiration sign of the times is about the new luxury, is about less and more, as natural resources are getting scarcer.
  • the 5 dishes –water, stones, pearls, essence and transparancy–  function as a small selection of conversation triggers about the many new luxuries offered by the future and the dinnerplate of the future.


  • specially for the 20th edition of amsterdam fashion week (january 17 – 27, 2014) marjolein has translated the sign of the times to the trendforecast less and more in which food & fashion meet.


  • moscow design museum: sign of the times is commissioned by the moscow design museum in the context of the russia-netherlands year and the exhibition new luxuries (nov 14 – jan 12, 2014).
  • triptych TIME: sign of the times is the 3rd of a 3-part series of eat’inspirations exploring the notion TIME, it is an adventure to search for new tastes, textures, food pairings and new ways of eating using TIME as inspirational concept.
  • blossoming stones: the project TIME resulted also in the launch of a new afternoon T concept blossoming stones during the dutch design week 2013 at the inkijkmuseum of eindhoven. this concept is inspired by the japanese T ceremony and garden architecture.

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eric meursing is still available as culinary advisor/food conceptualist/plant-based chef