designer's own words:Bamboosera, Tubular Cooking and Eating Dish. Since technological improvements governing modern life force us to live more remote from nature and natural habits in all aspects of our lives, technology unavoidably projects itself into our kitchens. We are rapidly pulled into the microwave culture to meet the speed required by modern life. However, as more consumers are surrounded with high-tech tools, with a social and primal reflex; they tend to purchase artefacts which remind them of nature and friendly looking products with a natural appeal which disguise their high-tech background. Being aware of this social reflex, which will be certainly much stronger in 2015, and accepting it as a starting point for this project; Bamboosera is inspired by the traditions of the Indigenous Thai people living in the jungle. These people stuff their food into a bamboo trunk and place it vertically over fire to cook. When the food is cooked the trunk is cut longitudinally in two pieces and used as a dish. Basically, Bamboosera, adapts this cooking style to our modern kitchens furnished with electrical stoves and microwave ovens. The Bamboosera will be produced from composite ceramics and proper plastics suitable for microwaves. When applied to the modern kitchen, this tubular container will be placed vertically while cooking and will also serve as a plate. The user will be able to place at least five Bambooseras in a microwave and four Bamboseras on a single electric stove cell. This obviously means less consumption of electricity and less time and effort expended, as one can cook and eat from the same product. To fulfil this usage scenario, and appealing natural look, the Bamboosera has been designed with an abstracted bamboo form in two pieces and with abstracted bamboo leaves on it. During cooking, the leaves which are designed to be used as a handle will be rotated 90 degrees clockwise to open a hole in the container, to let out the steam produced by the food. After the cooking is completed, to use the product as a stable dish, the two levers will need to be rotated inward to open the lid of the container. These levers have dual functionality; first they rotate the screws which are tied to them to lock or unlock the lid, secondly they form a stand when the lid is released to help the Bamboosera become a stable plate. Other advantages of this product, which can be closed securely and be transformed into a plate are; it’s stylish exterior, its portability and the obvious appeal of being able to use it anywhere at any time.