In the last few years, terms like „eco-friendly“, „recycling“, „biodegradable“ and „going green“ have become the buzz words in the news, technology, politics, marketing, retail… Green is the word on everybody’s lips. So, it comes as no surprise that product designer and graduate of a Swiss art school École cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Qiyun Deng has decided to jump on the bandwagon and create GRAFT – a line of disposable tableware made of bioplastic PLA, a material produced from renewable and compostable raw materials like cellulose, soy protein, vegetable fats, oils, or starch.
The GRAFT utensils resemble various vegetables – a petal of artichoke is made to look like a spoon, a pineapple stem is transformed into a knife, while a small carrot acts as the spoon grip.
Prior to designing GRAFT disposable tableware, Deng studied texture, colour, and the casting techniques for four months with the goal of incorporating natural textures and forms into creating artificial objects. Apart from faux fruit and vegetable utensils, the designer has also created serving bowls.
Unfortunately, these are only the prototypes and there is no word yet whether they have been picked up by any company for mass production.
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