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Le comptoir des saisons

#design alimentaire #design labs #food design lab

// Sarah Tuncq

Sarah imagined a stand-alone station for the deposit and sale of local products.

A new form of mobile food retailing

With its modular panels, Le comptoir des saisons can adapt to its location

Do you remember the bakery where your parents sent you to get bread? Or the grocery store where you used to buy candy on your way home from school? Between 1980 and 1990, in rural areas, one-third of these small businesses closed. Little by little, the large supermarkets caused desertification and isolation of villages.

Le Comptoir des saisons offers a new kind of food service business. Intended for villages with few or no food shops, it offers inhabitants the opportunity to enjoy a variety of local products on the spot. Using a system of modular panels, it adapts to its location and offers flexible time slots. A real bonus!

"Le comptoir des saisons is a consignment system for local products, in the town of Paimbœuf. The double theme of local trade and food distribution in rural areas is a subject that the Food Design Lab has long championed. Sarah explored this path. To come up with this proposal, Sarah managed to convince and involve local elected officials, residents, producers, local actors and local distributors. She presented herself to them as a designer specialized in food innovation to link her project to the territory and make it tangible. She also surrounded herself with sociologists of rurality, mobility, a geographer and an urban planner to test her observations and develop a project proposal. Her approach is both sensitive and colorful, thanks to her training as a graphic designer. The accuracy of Sarah’s analysis and intuitions have allowed her to design the use of her device. Although it is still struggling to find viability, this project reveals a new form of possible urbanity" explains the Food Design Lab Course Leader.

This project is selected as part of Design L’Expo 2020 and will be exhibited at La Cale 2 Créateurs.


End of studies internship in the food design sector: New Product Development, Eurial, Nantes, France

2018 - 2020
Food Design MDes, Food Design Lab, L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, France

TU Dublin, Dublin, Ireland [university exchange semester]

Graphic Design BDes, L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, France

Motto (in reference to the designer Charlotte Perriand): "Always keep your eyes and ears wide open. "


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