wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan
 
wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan
jul 07, 2010

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan

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wasara products by japanese design studio simplicity (shinichiro ogata) were exhibited as part of designboom’s ‘asia now‘ exhibition held at dwell on design in los angeles.

‘sometimes we associate asia in general with copies of original designs that were conceived of elsewhere. this is unfortunate and often unwarranted. for the ‘asia now’ exhibition we were looking for truly unique work that is not too influenced by western styles.’ designboom

wasara elevates disposable tableware to a new level. the earth-conscious product is made from tree-free renewable materials: bamboo, reed pulp and sugar cane fiber and is fully biodegradable and compostable. the sturdy and simple designs fit comfortably into one’s hand.

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan the cups have a handle which doubles as a spout

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan bowls

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan square plates

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan the plate has a groove to accommodate the hand

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan detail of the stacked plates

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan tray with dipping bowl

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan circular plates

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan tray

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan cup

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan studies in form

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan wasara tableware in use

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan wasara tableware collection

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan wasara tableware packaging

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan fibres used to make wasara tableware

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan wasara tableware at the ‘asia now’ exhibition image © designboom

the wasara tableware has been shown as part of the japanese sector of designboom’s curated exhibition ‘asia now’.

wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan image © designboom

  • Really nice design, and we all know good design sells! But let me ask you… Isn’t it contraproductive to design good looking disposable (single use!) tableware? Although they’re biodegradeable, most of them will be thrown in the waste bin after use and be burned.
    Serving meals on single usable plates is very common in America but not in Europe and Japan. I’m sure it’s more sutainable to use “traditional” china and wash it after use. So why not having as well a collection in a reusable material?

    A French men once said, your food tradition coincidences with your way you present it.. I agree when I see japanese food arrangements and ceramics tradition. And think as well of french fayence!

    Porcelaine
  • sustainable and beautiful.
    Simply Amazing~
    continue the good work.

    adoptme
  • This is beautiful

    AP
  • beautiful, you just want to use them

    isabel
  • I have the whole collection 🙂
    and it is great, I love it…

    I’ve worked in a workshop with Shinichiro Ogata one year ago in Cairo, and the good thing about his work that, it is really japans yet very modern and global.

    Aicha Mansour
  • nice shape, already well known material in restaurants. i dont see such a good idea 🙁

    Noa
  • exelent

    merelo

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