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Graft: Disposable Tableware That Looks Like Vegetables
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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.

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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.

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From the designer:

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

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director 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.