Why Salty Studio?
Adding a pinch of salt to every dish uplifts the flavour. This is what we want to do in our events, we want to uplift the experience and make it unforgettable!
What we do
At Salty Studio, our idea is that if you combine all the 5 senses in an experience, you will remember it very strongly. We work through the medium of food but we also use graphics, design and technology to create our experiences. We host workshops, supper clubs, corporate and private events. Focusing on the senses, we aim to tell stories and create interactive experiences for our guests to remember. Combining food and design we want to explore innovative ways to convey messages and transmit emotions, through textures, colours, flavours, aromas and more.
Meet the founder
Photo by Sanna Lehto
Hi! I'm Maud de Rohan Willner and I’m the founder of Salty Studio.
I'm a French/British creative food & experience designer in London. Focusing on the senses, my aim is to tell stories and create interactive experiences for my guests to remember. Combining food and design I want to explore innovative ways to convey messages and transmit emotions, through textures, colours, flavours, aromas and more.
+ French & British
+ Foundation year at Central Saint Martins
+ BA in Sustainable Product Design at Falmouth University
+ MA in Food Design & Innovation at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan: from product and graphic design to spatial and service design, as well as communication and marketing, food science, design history, food & wine culture and tourism...
Why we're so passionate about the 5 senses...
TED Talk: Design for all 5 senses - Jinsop Lee
This video opened our eyes about how we can use our 5 senses to create even better experiences that we will remember. Following their graph design they created, we made our own to show how we would like to be!
Here is the usual pop up, supper club, company event.
Taste is usually the focus, spaces can be original but often overlooked. Smell usually comes with taste but we feel this can be pushed a little further. Touch usually happens only through the cutlery (if this is sophisticated restaurant, of course we won't judge how you eat at home). The usual hearing aspect is the noise from people talking around you and some background music.
But how can this all be enhanced a little further?
How we do it
This is how we want our events to be! (we can't be perfect hence the 9 score!). As you can see, our aim is to enhance all the senses. Not all at the same time of course because if not that would be a little too much sensory overload. But our view is that by understanding what the sensory experience is and elevating some of the senses, the experience will be of much higher value and guests will remember the event a lot longer.
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hover over the image to see how all the 5 senses are involved
We're used to feeling through our fingers, what about through other parts of our body?
Can sound affect taste?
We see with our eyes, but how much do we actually see?
Defining flavours, but also textures and sensations
How does smell influence what we eat, can it trigger memories?
What research says...
“I believe that applying multi-sensory design to all the touchpoints (moments of contact with a user) allows a product or service to produce a more complete, and ultimately better brand experience.”
— Yasushi Kusume —
Innovation and Creative Manager – IKEA
Some of our projects...
Navigate across our sensory store where you can filter our specially curated selection of products by each sense as well as browse through our collection of books & zines we recommend in food, design and culture.