Collection by Allie Weiss

Olafur Eliasson Eliminates Sad Desk Lunches with This Amazing Daily Ritual


A new book from Phaidon, Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen, documents a beloved daily routine in the artist’s Berlin studio: group lunch. Ninety employees, from architects to painters, enjoy a family-style meal at communal tables. Recipes and photos reveal that even food serves as a medium of expression in this multi-disciplinary practice.

"The approximately ninety people working in the studio, across three floors, crowd into the kitchen each day at...
The studio has a team of in-house chefs who prepare the communal meals, which prioritize fresh ingredients (often from...
"[The kitchen] quite literally supplies the energy that powers our daily activities," Eliasson writes.