Monday saw industrial designer Trent Jansen collaborate with the boys from Pope Joan (Matt Wilkinson and Damien Styles) for the first day of the Micro Kitchen at the Do Design Space in the GPO.

With a design brief that prompts the chef to create a soup that represents the designer’s practice, soup must include certain characteristics. Monday’s included a concept that was honest, sustainable and familiar, a bit sweet, and using a particular favourite ingredient – bull kelp. The result was a designer soup of Seaweed, Vegetable and Potato Chowder.

For yesterday's soup Perks and Mini designers Misha Hollenback and Shauna T have worked with Andrew McConnell and Josh Murphy from Cumulus Inc. on a Borsch Broth. PAM also made bracelets for the glasses and wrote a = poem on display in the space, which was their brief to the chefs.

Today architects from Edwards Moore collaborate with chef Kate Holloway from The Premises on a Black Eyed Bean, Newmarket Smoked Ham Hock and Baby Spinach Soup.

The Micro Kitchen opens at midday for hungry city slickers, serving hot soup with bread from Loafer Bread, coffee from Sensory Lab and local craft beer from Thunder Road on tap. It closes at 3pm and reopens for dinner at 5.30pm until 8pm. So if you missed out on you lunchbreak, get down there after work for dinner.

The Micro Kitchen (by Broadsheet and A Friend of Mine) will be open daily from 12pm–3pm and 5.30pm–8pm until Friday July 29.

Here’s the schedule for the rest of the week:

Wednesday 27 July: Edwards Moore (architecture) and Kate Holloway (The Premises)

Thursday 28 July: Susan Cohn (jewellery) and Maurice Esposito (St Peters)

Friday 29 July: A Friend of Mine (graphic design) and Joseph Abboud (Rumi)

stateofdesign.com.au/dds

Thanks also goes to partners Lightly and Volker Haug.