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About & Contact

Vilma Luostarinen

Tel. +447512340713
E.  vilma@luostarinen.co.uk

Stoke Newington, London
 

 

I'm a London-based artist and freelance designer, with a masters degree in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins. I design food experiences such as meals, menus, installations and workshops.

My practice reflects my interests in nature and ecology, as well as art, crafts, poetry, philosophy and stories from various times and places. After graduating from CSM, I decided to focus on my passion for food, and to combine my background in art, curation, events and hospitality into one practice.

Through research, experimentation, concept development, creative direction, cooking, and sensory experience design, I explore how food and rituals of eating can form dialogues between human and natural world, and inspire more imaginative, attentive, caring and sustainable ways of coexistence.

I use mainly plant-based, seasonal and locally sourced produce, and work towards minimising waste.

Currently, I'm dividing my time between individual projects, collaborations, commissions and freelance work. Some previous collaborators and clients include: The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, National Trust, V&A, Rocket Food, Bompas & Parr, Hendrick's Gin, Wellcome Collection, Vision Forum, London Design Festival, The National Museum of Science and Technology Stockholm, Hestercombe Gardens, Göteborgs Konsthall, Röda Sten Konsthall, and Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art.