Tableware and Ceramic Plates by R L Foote Design Studio
R L Foote Design Studio

R L Foote Design Studio

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

"Bringing Art to the Table"
We are a Melbourne, Australia based design studio creating some of the most unique and contemporary ceramic flatware that reimagine how food is served and eaten, beautiful tactile interior design objects and Food Art experiences.

We think not only about the physical elements of the space, flatware, tables, seats but also the ephemeral experience that runs alongside these objects. Imagining how the food and drink are served, eaten, played with, we conceptualize new food forms, textures, tastes, cultural influences and their effect on the dining experience.

We meticulously create everything in our Hawthorn East studio workshop.

The studio’s founder is an Installation Artist, Designer, Chef and Food Designer Ryan L Foote whose diverse background provides a unique source of knowledge and inspiration.

Working with restaurants, interior designers, and chefs R L Foote Design Studio can design and produce customized flatware, objects to clients’ specification.

What is your favorite material to work with?

"Within my ceramic practice I prefer to work with porcelain, because it gives me some amazing rich colours, texture and glaze finishes."
-- R L Foote Design Studio

What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I want people to be intrigued and take enjoyment with the unique shape and forms. Or ask “How??.. How were they made and what is that finish?”"
-- R L Foote Design Studio

What motivates and inspires you?

"The feeling of creating something new, and putting it into the world for people to experience.
Things that inspire me the everyday world around us, from food ingredients to design, architecture, classic art..."
-- R L Foote Design Studio

What makes a space special?

"If it can capture your attention and transport you to another world, bring back child-like feeling of discovery, it is a special space."
-- R L Foote Design Studio

What’s unique about your work?

"My background as a sculptor gives me a unique perspective to create very sculptural pieces. They reimagine, add to and influence the culinary experience with intriguing designs, shapes, forms, even glazes."
-- R L Foote Design Studio

How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"Often I will think of a theme/space I would love to create first then imagine the food and what I would love to cook and then design the plates around it."
-- R L Foote Design Studio

What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered as a creator?

"When a test comes out of the kiln completely wrong and not what you expected, but better!"
-- R L Foote Design Studio
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