Jan Dams

Until food became abundant and readily available, food waste was negligible. 1825 is a contemporary project of Food Design which takes the form of an edible calendar, that allows a comprehensive, thorough and customised control of the configuration of edible items. 5 fruit and vegetables a day x 365 days a year = 1825.

Jan Dams is best known for his material experimentation made from unwanted, ugly fruits and vegetables. He was born in Dusseldorf, Germany November 1995 and grew up on the Canary Islands from the age of 7. His projects are inspired by criticizing food production and consumption. Jan aims to reconstruct the appearance of surplus food through the process of dehydration, enabling him to fuse food and design to raise awareness of waste. His latest project, 1825, takes the form of a calendar, inviting spectators to eat it.