‘edible project’ by diane leclair bisson

canadian designer and researcher diane leclair bisson has developed a number of pieces for her ongoing venture entitled the ‘edible project‘. harnessing her studied knowledge in design, humanities and the social sciences bisson’s investigation brings light to the question of sustainability through the medium of food. the most recent outcome ‘food nests’ was conceived through a collaboration with italian food designer vito gionatan lassandro as part of her taste no waste initiative – an inquiry into consumable receptacles that do not need to become waste. this was achieved though a series of container designs that are created entirely from tomatoes to produce crunchy, soft, and jelly-like results.

another earlier iteration of the study – amongst a wide range of prototypes that depict the possible scope and forms of future edible containers – include a collection of translucent bowls moulded from a combination of food grade silicone as well as a mixture of fruit and vegetable ingredients. the pieces bring together gastronomy and material science to create vessels that can hold hot or cold liquids as well as any solid food, as well as featuring color and flavor profiles specifically created to compliment particular taste profiles for ideal food matching.

the breadth of work presents numerous tangible options in response to the future of sustainability and is a strong articulation of the processes and methods potentially available for viable cultural and material models tackling the reduction of waste.

edible project by diane leclair bisson a tomato vessel as part of the ‘food nest’ project

edible project by diane leclair bisson the work tackles the concept of waste reduction through edible containers

edible project by diane leclair bisson  a variety of designs are produced through investigating the idea of food as a material for a receptacle

edible project by diane leclair bisson the experimentation resulted in a variety of textures – crunchy, soft and even jelly-like

edible project by diane leclair bisson the pieces bring together gastronomy, design and material science

edible project by diane leclair bisson

edible project by diane leclair bisson

edible project by diane leclair bisson prototypes that depict the possible scope and forms of future edible containers

edible project by diane leclair bisson a collection of translucent bowls moulded from a combination of food grade silicone as well as a mixture of fruit and vegetable ingredients

edible project by diane leclair bisson the bowls are able to be eaten

a video discussing the ‘food nests’

via fastco