Alison Tan married design-thinking with her other lifelong passion and became a food designer or an “experimental feeder”.
After 7 years of helping brands beautifully tell their stories as an art director. She fuses her work in visual/experience design with food into a practice that creates unique and daring dining experiences, immersive events, and fantastical narratives for audiences and brands alike with the goal of sparking curiosity and deep social connection.
Alison’s career evolution came after studying under pioneer food philosopher Marije Vogelzang. She co-founded the experimental supper club Otium and the cinematic dining experience Savour Cinema. Otium is a supper club that brings modern rituals into the dining experience, paired with an elevated seasonal menu. Savour Cinema is a delivery and in-person dining experience that pairs creative dishes and cocktails with scenes from great cinema, such as “Spirited Away” and “ Eat Drink Man Woman”. She also crafts private dining experiences and concepts for brands such as LELO, Hypebeast China and The Floristry.
Rustival Festival 2023
Rustival is a 2-day outdoor festival focused on electronic music, with experimental workshops for interactive elements and downtime.Keep reading
An amalgamation of senses forming our communities, shapeshifting by the agency of collaboration Date: 2& 3 April 1900-2300 & 4 april 1730-2130 Synesthesia – a collaborative event 3 nights only, limited capacity, secret location A Sensory exploration – MusicVisualsTastesFeelsPlay The idea to create an intimate event where the audience feels like they can immerse themselves…Keep reading
Drastic Social x Puurr @ 宀 club
Drastic Social x Puurr collaborates on an intersectional femme-centric event, curating a special program of art, music and conversation. Starting at 4pm with “Bodies” Zine + Art share from @SoftDpress followed by group discussions on navigating the creative industry and a panel discussion with Ellie Suh, Una Mangus and Olivia Ho. Ani Phoebe will be…Keep reading
Drastic Social x Puurr
Here, to our first. A collaboration with Purr by 宀 (Mihn) to create an intersectional femme-centric space in Hong Kong. At the Stardust art exhibition, I was introduced to Laura, who is the art curator at 宀 gallery. We talked about how we both wanted to create an alternative space for our femme centric communities…Keep reading