Japanese design office Nendo has recently been declared Maison&Objet’s Designer of the Year. When invited to develop a lounge for guests at the furniture and design show, Nendo also envisioned nine pieces of “designer’s chocolates”, to allure visitors. The resulting Chocolatexture collection includes sculptural pieces of delicious truffles, each different in shape, taste and texture.

Oki Sato, leader of the Milan and Tolyo-based company Nendo, stated: “The 9 different types of chocolate are made within the same size, 26x26x26mm, featuring pointed tips, hollow interiors, smooth or rough surface textures,” says Sato. “And while the raw materials are identical, the distinctive textures create different tastes.” Moreover, each of the chocolate types were inspired by an onomatopoeic word from the Japanese language that describes texture. The chocolates correspond with words like “toge toge” (sharp pointy tips), “sube sube” (smooth edges and corners) and “zara zara” (granular, like a file).

Chocolatexture was created for the Maison & Objet trade fair currently taking place this week in Paris. 400 limited edition Chocolatexture sets were created and will be sold during the event in Paris at the “Chocolatexture lounge.” We think this sweet design idea would make a perfect gift for an architect, wouldn’t you agree?