Food is a central topic for avantgarde design today. At the same time chef’s and producers are experimenting with various aesthetic and conceptual approaches that are relevant in contemporary food. They are not only innovating culinary techniques but are also reflecting on our daily food philosophy. The Taste Festival, taking place at Direktorenhaus in Berlin from 1 – 10. June 2012, introduces outstanding designers, artists, food curators, chefs and producers. Aimed at all food enthusiasts as well as industry professionals, the Festival is an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about taste, the sourcing of ingredients, the experimentation behind the dishes and the cultural significance of dining. Taste Festival features an exclusive exhibition and shows design projects from more than 40 internationally recognized designers and artists in addition to hosting food events, mini-markets, presentations and parties.