plate-plate by duncan shotton at designboom mart tokyo 2013
all images courtesy of duncan shotton

 

 

 

british designer duncan shotton presents his ‘plate-plate’ collection for the 2013 designboom mart tokyo as part of tokyo designers week. designboom’s double event this year includes two mart sessions: the first from october 26th – 30th, 2013, and the second from october 31st – november 4th, 2013. if you’re in town, come and visit us!
 
 

plate-plate by duncan shotton at designboom mart tokyo 2013
sushi on the white ‘plate-plate’

 

 

the ‘plate-plate’ collection is a series of tableware printed with playful images of a plate, knife and fork on its surface. the tiny design of the place setting is slightly smaller than the actual plate, creating a strange optical illusion which makes food look larger (and cuter!) than it is. the japanese-made designs come in three sizes — small medium and large — and in two colors — matte black and gloss white. at the designboom mart tokyo in 2012, shotton debuted his ‘real boy’ pins, which you can take a look at here.

 

 

plate-plate by duncan shotton at designboom mart tokyo 2013
any food placed on the ‘plate-plate’ appears bigger than it actually is

 

 

plate-plate by duncan shotton at designboom mart tokyo 2013
playful images of a plate, knife and fork are printed on the surface

 

 

plate-plate by duncan shotton at designboom mart tokyo 2013
the tiny printed design creates an optical illusion

plate-plate by duncan shotton at designboom mart tokyo 2013
the size of the sushi is magnified by the visual trick of the plate

 

 

plate-plate by duncan shotton at designboom mart tokyo 2013
the set of large black matte and gloss white plates

 

 

plate-plate by duncan shotton at designboom mart tokyo 2013
duncan shotton at the tokyo designboom mart 2013