When food and art meet, the result can be a truly unique and immersive experience.
Someone who pairs these two worlds beautifully is Laila Gohar.
Laila Gohar, aka @lailacooks is a renowned Egyptian-born, New York-based multidisciplinary artist, food stylist, and culinary consultant. Laila’s artistic practice is deeply influenced by her multicultural background and incorporates elements of sculpture, performance, and food. She has gained worldwide recognition for her unique approach to food styling, which blurs the lines between art, design, and gastronomy.
Together, with her sister Nadia, the Gohars founded Gohar World in 2020. Gohar World is a tableware universe that embraces craft, time, tradition, and humour. Created in family-owned ateliers to bring people together around the table, their surrealist tabletop objects tell a story of time.
Laila’s work has been shown in museums and galleries all over the world. Today, she has become the go-to person for fashion, design, gastronomic, and luxury partners who are interested in engaging new audiences using food and visual storytelling. She has collaborated with a variety of high-profile clients and brands, including Prada, Hermès, Nike, Sotheby’s, and MoMA.
Through her work, Laila seeks to challenge traditional notions of what food and dining can be, using her art to explore the intersections between culture, identity, and nourishment.
We loved her latest project at Salone Del Mobile in collaboration with her dear friend Sabine Marcelis. Gohar brought to life a tray system and found food, that matched the beauty of the stone used in Marcelis’s giant travertine table.