Tattfoo Tan


Tattfoo Tan uses a variety of media and platforms to develop “projects that are ephemeral and conceptual in nature.” The projects he shared grew out of his desire to learn how to eat better. “Everything I do is for my own good,” he told the audience.

His projects include:

Nature Matching System – inspired by research into phytonutrients, Tattfoo developed a range of specialized paint colors matched to the colors of fruits and vegetables. He’s used these to create (among other things) a placemat, which has been sold at the MOMA Design Store, and large murals displayed in the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the DUMBO section of Brooklyn.

Sustainable. Organic. Stewardship. (SOS) – a range of projects designed to educate people about sustainability. One example: the mobile garden, a discarded shopping cart retrofit into a mobile edible garden meant to spark conversation and ideas.