andrea ruggiero and bengt brummer: 'UFO' mono use disposable plate
andrea ruggiero and bengt brummer: 'UFO' mono use disposable plate andrea ruggiero and bengt brummer: 'UFO' mono use disposable plate
may 27, 2009

andrea ruggiero and bengt brummer: 'UFO' mono use disposable plate

‘UFO’ mono-use disposable plate by andrea ruggiero

‘UFO’ (unidentified feeding object) is a mono-use disposable plate designed by new york-based designers andrea ruggiero and bengt brummer for indisposed – an exhibition which invited designers to address notions of disposability in everyday products. lightweight and rigid, ‘UFO’ is designed to to be used at picnics, garden parties, beach parties or barbeques and disposed of by launching it into the bushes – exactly like a frisbee. upon impact, the plates break into smaller pieces and then serve to feed birds, squirrels or rodents, referencing the waste=food principle. the very act of launching the plate makes its disposal shameless and fun (a cross between an olympic discus event and a greek wedding) and the impact of the plate becomes a necessary component of the process.

‘UFO’ is made of a unique composite of blended bird seed, potato starch, guar gum, and a seaweed-like binding agent. the plates are highly resistant to wet foods, vinegars and sauces, yet completely biodegradable, non-toxic, and vegan.

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