Graft: Disposable Tableware That Looks Like Vegetables

We’ve seen this design floating around the internets and we fell in love with it. Project designer and recent graduate from the Masters program at ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne in Switzerland, Qiyun Deng, designed Graft, a set of disposable tableware that looks like vegetables. The pieces are made from bioplastic PLA, a material that’s usually made from plants.


Each utensil and bowl is a reminder that these beautiful parts of nature that are full of texture and form can be utilized for another purpose – a celery stem works as the handle for a fork, petals from an artichoke become a spoon.


From the designer:

By waking both visual and haptic sensation it brings along a question: Will you throw them away easily?





Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.