1 As part of the Expo Milano 2015, La Triennale di Milano, a design museum for contemporary art and architecture, is hosting an exhibition pavilion show featuring the relationship between arts and foods. Curated by Germano Celant, and under the architectural direction of Studio Italo Rota, the exhibit runs through November 1st. http://www.triennale.org/it/
2 "Arts & Foods: Rituals since 1851" follows the topic of food through preparation, distribution, sharing, and eating - both in public spaces and in private homes. It is organized chronologically from 1851, the year of the first Expo in London, to the present.
3 The exhibit coincides with the Expo Milano 2015 theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life." Here is a room depicting a 19th century eat in kitchen.
4 A series of forks, showing how the design and length of tines changes over time.
5 Look at these knives - they remained largely the same, with the exception of the tips and the elaborate decorations on their handles.
6 The exhibition chronicles the shift in aesthetics as they relate to flatware, and other kitchen utensils.
7 These are various antique kitchen scissors and knives.
8 The flatware and plates looked very futuristic in design.
9 In total, the exhibition includes 15-installations, including a butcher's store, kitchens, and an original bar from the 19th century.
10 A very utilitarian item - a metal butcher's apron, made from round or rectangular aluminum plates that are connected by stainless steel rings, giving the apron some flexibility.
11 This installation showcases the short history of picnics. Here are several picnic themed items, including a bicycle, foldable table and chairs, and a picnic basket on a green artificial grass surface.
12 There was also a collection of cookbooks, and menus, dating from 1851 to the present.
13 This is a reconstruction of an early 20th century Milan cafe spotlighting how objects, furniture, posters, glassware and appliances create a narrative impact on how food and drink were distributed and shared.
14 At the beginning of the 1930s, the futurists turned food and dining into a multi-sensory experience. Futurist aeropainter, Gerard Dottori, tried his hand at interior design creating this dining room display. "Sala da Pranzo di Casa Cimino", or Dining room of Casa Cimino.
15 This is the Autarch - a 1936 design by Angelo Fasce, who described it as a "table containing all the necessaries for serving meals". It is round, with room for six people. The drum has two levels - one for plates, cutlery and glasses, and the other for the food to be served. Each place setting has a lower cupboard holding drinks.
16 These vintage tea pots were charming - little has changed with this very classic kitchen item.
17 This painting of eggs in bowls is by Victor Sevranckx, and is called "Composizione con Sezione Aurea", or Composition with Golden Ratio, 1914.
18 This vintage, self-contained kitchen is called "Mobilier Cuisine" by Le Corbusier, 1955 - stainless steel backslashes are still widely used today.
19 A glass case showing food storage containers, bags and boxes used by the military.
20 This installation is Jean Prouve's "La Maison des Jours Meilleurs", or House of Better Days, 1956. Prouve was a French metal worker, and self-taught architect and designer. This shows the interior of the house, which was 57-square meters large, with two bedrooms and large living area. The green cylindrical element houses the bathroom and kitchen.
21 Some of the furniture included in the living room area of Jean Prouve's "La Maison des Jours Meilleurs".
22 This is Nutsy's McDonald's by Tom Sachs, 2001 - a mobile McDonald's for two workers, where one cook operates the freezer, fridge, and grill, while a cashier takes money, dispenses drinks and prints the wrappers for the burgers.
23 A collection of salt and pepper shakers where the shakers take on unthinkable forms, such as clowns, circus characters, and animals.
24 These shakers are made of different materials, such as ceramics, porcelain, wood and sometimes glass.
25 Vintage salt and pepper shakers have long been popular collectibles in the United States. Nearly anything that can come in a pair can be made into salt and pepper shakers.
26 Down a hallway painted yellow was the collection of pop art paintings, prints and various art pieces.
27 This is called "The Electric Eat" by Robert Indiana, 1964. It's an aluminum and stainless steel sign with lights measuring 78-inches by 78-inches by seven-inches. Robert Indiana is an American artist associated with the pop-art movement.
28 The yellow background highlighted a display of food packaging including Andy Warhol's Kellog's Corn Flakes box and Heinz Ketchup boxes.
29 This is "The Last Supper" (Camel-57) by Andy Warhol, 1986.
30 This is a Kelvinator refrigerator. Kelvinator was a manufacturer responsible for creating the first self-contained electric home refrigerator in 1925.
31 "Maison Bulle" by Jean Maneval, 1968. This house consists of six shells connected to each other to form a single housing unit.
32 A vintage Cimbali espresso machine.
33 A glass case of nesting bowls, teacups and plates.
34 In the outdoor garden of La Triennale Museum is an inflatable installation of Daddies Tomato Ketchup by Paul McCarthy, 2007.