Until the mid-19th century, gelatin-based foods were exclusively for the elite–the process of producing both gelatin and molds were extremely laborious. Thanks to industrialization and the introduction of home refrigerators, by the 1950s gelatin-based foods began to trend. Inspired by the endless colors, forms, and textures of Jell-O, “The Joys of Jell-O” celebrates the heyday of this modern food phenomena.
Joys of Jello was part of was/is, an exhibition of furniture and objects designed by SAIC students at Wanted Design at Industry City in Brooklyn, NY during NYCxDESIGN, New York’s annual celebration of global design. was/is was open to the public in May 2019.
The 2019 Whatnot Studio was led by Pete Oyler and Jonah Takagi.
Project Scope: Object Design and Fabrication, Photography