kosuke araki turns daily food waste into collection of tableware and vessels
 

kosuke araki turns daily food waste into collection of tableware and vessels

japanese designer kosuke araki creates series of tableware and vessels using daily food waste with the intention to make users reflect on their daily consumption patterns. the anima collection is made from carbonized vegetable waste mixed with animal glue and finished with urushi, a japanese lacquer that historically has a close relationship with food. techniques to adjust the viscosity of urushi involve mixing it with foods such as rice or tofu – an aspect which the designer has revisited in a contemporary way.

kosuke araki turns daily food waste into collection of tableware and vessels
the anima collection

all images © kosuke araki

 

 

 

kosuke araki started working with food waste first in 2013, during his graduation project at the RCA where he documented local food waste at several london markets and shops as well as his own kitchen and used it to make tableware. ‘food waste ware’, the first collection he produced is presented alongside a booklet with instructions on how to turn food waste into tableware. to urge viewers to imagine what they can do as individuals, both the booklet and the mould used for forming tableware are designed as if they are an actual recipe book and a real kitchen utensil. both anima and food waste ware are on show until 30 september at the museum of applied arts in berlin (kunstgewerbemuseum) as part of the ‘food revolution 5.0’ exhibition.

kosuke araki turns daily food waste into collection of tableware and vessels
food waste ware research booklet and moulds

kosuke araki turns daily food waste into collection of tableware and vessels
waste after the food market in portobello, london

kosuke araki turns daily food waste into collection of tableware and vessels
food waste collected from food markets and shops

kosuke araki turns daily food waste into collection of tableware and vessels
one month record of food waste collected from the designer’s kitchen

kosuke araki turns daily food waste into collection of tableware and vessels
anima vessels

kosuke araki turns daily food waste into collection of tableware and vessels
anima bowl

kosuke araki turns daily food waste into collection of tableware and vessels
anima bowl detail

kosuke araki turns daily food waste into collection of tableware and vessels
anima cup

kosuke araki turns daily food waste into collection of tableware and vessels
food waste ware moulds and tableware
image © masami naruo

 

 

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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

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