designed by potato head’s in-house design team, ‘ijen’ is the first restaurant in indonesia to follow a zero-waste philosophy. the new concept, located inside the potato head beach club in bali, is a leading example of their aim to become a circular brand with absolute minimal impact on the earth. the restaurant proudly serves fresh fish caught locally using a hand-reeling process, in an open-air environment built from recycled materials.

built from recycled materials, 'ijen' is indonesia's first zero-waste restaurant

all images courtesy of potato head

 

 

the design incorporates details such as menus printed on sustainably harvested paper bound to boards made from recycled truck tyres provided by local flip-flop brand, indosole; furniture that makes use of motorcycle foam offcuts and ethically sourced mersawa wood. the terrazzo-style dining room floor is poured from a mix of cement, broken plates and chipped drinking glasses and the glass candles are made from cut-off wine bottles which burn wax created from potato head’s own used cooking oil.

built from recycled materials, 'ijen' is indonesia's first zero-waste restaurant

the restaurant interior showing the floor and furniture made from recycled materials

 

 

in addition to materials and cooking techniques that reduce the environmental footprint, ‘ijen’ meticulously separates organic and inorganic waste into five different bins. food remnants are fed to pigs at local farms or composted at their own site, shellfish shucks are powdered and used in animal feed or fertilizer, and all dry goods are entirely recycled by the island’s responsible waste management service, ecobali. overall, the design of ‘ijen’ restaurant makes a bold statement in support of sustainable design and zero-waste philosophy.

built from recycled materials, 'ijen' is indonesia's first zero-waste restaurant

the terrazzo-style dining room floor poured from a mix of cement, broken plates and chipped drinking glasses

built from recycled materials, 'ijen' is indonesia's first zero-waste restaurant
menus printed on sustainably harvested paper bound to boards made from recycled truck tyres provided by local flip-flop brand, indosole

built from recycled materials, 'ijen' is indonesia's first zero-waste restaurant
terrazzo plates made with broken beer bottles

built from recycled materials, 'ijen' is indonesia's first zero-waste restaurant
glass candles made from cut-off wine bottles which burn bio-wax created from potato head’s own used cooking oil

built from recycled materials, 'ijen' is indonesia's first zero-waste restaurant
deadstock cloth napkins that have been newly tinted at bali’s natural dye house, tarum

built from recycled materials, 'ijen' is indonesia's first zero-waste restaurant
plastic bottle caps are shredded and turned into colorful chopsticks

built from recycled materials, 'ijen' is indonesia's first zero-waste restaurant
motorcycle foam offcuts are combined to create a patterned cushioning

built from recycled materials, 'ijen' is indonesia's first zero-waste restaurant
wood-fired smoky prawn skewers keep the menu simple and fresh

built from recycled materials, 'ijen' is indonesia's first zero-waste restaurant
all fish is caught daily and locally using a hand-reeling process

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ijen 

client: potato head beach club

designer: potato head’s in-house design team

location: potato head beach club, bali, indonesia

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news