A brief history of cooking

The history of Bertazzoni cookers has been intertwined with the history of dwelling and inhabiting since the nineteenth century. Through the evolution of kitchen appliances it is therefore possible to see the changes in our daily life and vice versa. For this reason Bertazzoni wishes to tell the story of the company also through a graphic reworking of the history of cooking. Its choice fell on Michele Tranquillini, a well-known illustrator and graphic designer, who likes to merge the geometric lines of design objects with the clear and expressive features of his ink paintings and watercolours to form a single harmonic image. You are invited to discover his interpretation, leading you from the origins of civilization to the future ...

A brief history of cooking: the video

In order to allow you to see his graphic design’s making of, Michele Tranquillini made a stop-motion video, telling the story of cooking. He used the following technique: collage, with watercolour drawings and Indian ink writing. The video shots flow to the tune of a soundtrack specially composed by musician Mario Saroglia. Every image is endowed with a unique harmony of sounds and a jingle which evolves and changes depending on the instruments and the distinctive style of each different era.