Adelaide Lala Tam 

Food Story Designer

Studio Adela · The Netherlands

Adelaide Lala Tam explores complexities within the food production system with an intention to unfold the stories behind it. She is curious about the role of a designer as a mediator between food and design and uses her design skills to reconnect people to the origin of their food.

Her work begins with thorough field research and she considers the social context at the initial stages of a design project. She has explored indigenous villages, farms and food production facilities, often examining specific details within these large systems. The outcome varies and is not limited to a specific design approach, bringing to highlight the information revealed during her observations.

Adelaide originates from Hong Kong and is currently based in the Netherlands. She graduated Cum Laude from the Food Non-Food department at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2018. She is featured on the 50 Next 2021 list of young people shaping the future of gastronomy by the World 50 Best as well as 100 Women 2021 by BBC.


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