‘Do not touch’. We often read it or hear it around us, but we would never say: do not look. So why do we divorce ourselves from the power of touch, particularly while eating?
In the modern West, we have created a lot of barriers between our sensory perception and the world around us.
Contatto aims to challenge this mindset and to get back to the essence of food.
Contatto is a new culinary culture and eating experience that proposes a new approach to the materiality of food, more genuine and sensorial, extending the taste to the realm of touch
Experiencing food through the sense of touchNothing left between us and food - no cutlery and plates: give me your hand and just feel.
The hand guides the ingredients on the palm, wrist, fingertips, becoming a sensorial celebration of food and the action of eating: a unique experience and cuisine based on the hand.
During the Contatto eating experience ingredients are placed directly on your hand, letting you take the time to feel and experience them on your skin.
You can feel different temperatures, textures and consistencies of the ingredients even before reaching your mouth. Contatto is a unique eating experience bonding and enriching people that are part of it. The uniqueness of Contatto Experience is given by the touch of the designer Giulia Soldati, who is guiding the guests in the eating experience.
We organize Social dinners, Private Events and bespoke eating experiences.
We design tailor made experiences for each event.
We bring our philosophy in every details, from the setting of the table to the choices of ingredients.
Contatto Experience 2019 | All rights reserved
5 April | Contatto Experience x Cà Ventiquattro | Milan (IT)
10 April | Your Food Touch - Private Event | Contatto Experience x NEFFNEFF | Milan (IT)
8-12 April | Dfood - Sarpi Food District @ Fuorisalone | Milan (IT)
5-8 June | A La Mano - NeoFuturist dinner | Mediamatic | Amsterdam (NL)
Keep updated on our upcoming events, follow us and get in touch Instagram
2nd February | Rome (IT)
17th / 31st January | Milan (IT)
2 November | Gustatus | Orbetello (IT)
25-26 October| Contatto @ Kitchen Forward| Studio Forward | Palermo (IT)
16 October | Contatto + Entonote | Milano (IT)
14 ottobre | Performance 'Naked' | Museum Kranemburgh | Bergen (NL)
26-29 September | A La Mano | Mediamatic | Amsterdam (NL)
20 July | Cascina Linterno | Milano (IT)
12 July | Supper Club @ Guest Project | w/The Laundry Arts | London (UK)
16 June | Private Dinner for Laboratorio Officina Idee | w/Officine Tamborrino | Conversano (IT)
16 June | Lectorintavola | Conversano (IT)
14 June | Food Revolution 5.0 | Kunstgewerbemuseum | Berlin (DE)
9 June | Primitive Contatto | w/ Elsa Yranzo | Casamitjana 15 | Barcelona Design Week | Barcelona (ES)
6 June | Acetaia Giusti | w/badeggs and Ufoody | Modena (IT)
17 May | Koinè Restaurant | With chef Alberto Buratti | Legnano (MI), Italy
5 March | Soulgreen Restaurant | Milan, Italy
Tuesday in Touch | Social Dinners and At-home Contatto Experiences | Milan
5 March | Soulgreen Restaurant | Milan, Italy
5 February | Soulgreen Restaurant | Milan, Italy
22 November | Private event for Novotel Linate | Milan, Italy
June | Private dinner in Arnhem (NL) | Food Heuvelrug in Doorn (NL)
23 February | MFW private event for The big Now LOW | Casa Lago, Milan
19 January | FRAME KitchenLab | IMM Cologne
November/December | Private dinners in Milan (IT), Eindhoven (NL) and Arnhem (NL)
15 November | Mangiamaccheroni Dinner | DAE Social Design Alumni Day, Eindhoven (NL)
22nd-30th October 2016 | Dutch Design Week | Eindhoven (NL)
29th September-2nd October| Festival Ciudad Jardìn Alt Empordà | Vantallò (ES)
23 June 2016 | Private dinner | Mediamatic Amsterdam (NL)
14 April 2016 | Valentin Loellmann Studio | Maastricht (NL)
November 2015 - ongoing
Contatto Experiences, research and experimentation in Eindhoven (NL)
Contatto Experience at Koinè Restaurant (Legnano, IT)
in collaboration with the chefs Alberto Buratti (Koinè-IT) and Simone Cantafio (Michel Bras Toya Japon)
Experiencing Food: Designing Dialogues | Lisbon (PO)
30th June 2016
Speaker @ wedoWe Braincandies
Natlab, Eindhoven (NL)
21 April 2016
Speaker @ Biatalk// Eat-a-ble
Mediamatic Amsterdam (NL)
L'Officiel Italia Il Giorno Blog der Staatlichen Museen du Berlin
La Cucina Italiana | Febbraio 2019
GQ Italia | n. 222 September 2018 | E' Nato prima l'uovo o la cucina?
Elle Decor Italia |Issue 1, February 2017 | Included in the Selection NEXT 2017
Icon Design | Issue 12, March 2017 | Included in the Selection 100 Talenti del 2017
VICE NL The Creators Project
Design Academy Eindhoven
Contact us to book your experience!
We will be happy to hear from you for private enquiries about Social dinners | Private events | Tailor-made brand and corporate Experiences
Based in Milan, cooking everywhere
Keep updated on our upcoming events, follow us:
Instagram | Facebook
Founder & Creative Director: Giulia Soldati