What's your favorite kind of pasta? Are you a fan of slurping up spaghetti or would you rather have teeny rotini? Whatever your favorite kind is, I can promise you will love Barilla's new pasta designs.
Barilla - the world's leading pasta brand - held a contest from August to October 2014 to create an entirely new kind of pasta. But it's not a new kind of Spongebob Macaroni & Cheese, this innovative new pasta is made by a 3-D printer.
And this wasn't just a design contest. The winning pastas had to be printed in a millimeter scale, and the design had to be completely new and unique.
Over 20 countries and 530 international products designers took up the challenge to create a new kind of pasta for Barilla, and the winners didn't disappoint. You have to see these amazing new edibles for yourself!
The third place pasta is named Lune. "Lune, by Alessandro Carabini, an Italian product designer who works in collaborative Studio Abaco in Paris, France, submitted a full moon with craters, and he says it will “improve the interaction between pasta and sauces.”
Second place for the Barilla pasta contest is Vortipa. "Vortipa by Danilo Spiga and Luis Fraguarda, a product design team from Cagliari, Italy. Their pasta was based on the vortex pattern progression system and it looks a bit like a Christmas tree."
The first place winner, and my personal favorite, is simply named Rosa Pasta. "Rosa Pasta from Loris Tupin, a French industrial designer from Maxilly sur Léman, is a ‘bio-dynamic’ 3D model that ‘blooms’ to turn into a rose when placed in boiling water."
With 3-D printing technology becoming cheaper and more available, who knows? Maybe these incredibly cool pasta designs will become just as common as macaroni in the future.
Do you have a favorite design? Let me know in the comments below!