Wasara Tableware

“It is common practice in Japan to select tableware that best suits each ingredient or cuisine. Among the world’s food cultures, no other nation cares as much about its choice of tableware. This is not surpricing, given that Japan is recognized as one of the most refined cultures in the world. Wasara is fully biodegradable…

“It is common practice in Japan to select tableware that best suits each ingredient or cuisine. Among the world’s food cultures, no other nation cares as much about its choice of tableware. This is not surpricing, given that Japan is recognized as one of the most refined cultures in the world.

Wasara is fully biodegradable and compostable, even in home composting systems. It is made from 100% renewable, tree-free materials, specifically, bamboo, red pulp, and bagasse (a by-product of the sugar refining process). Bamboo and reed grow in abundance, and are readily renewed. Bagasse is waste left over after extracting juice from sugarcane, and is often discarded or burned, but its intrinsic properties make it perfect as a paper base. By replacing wood pulp with these rapidly-renewable non-wood materials, our natural resources can be used more efficiently.

Comfortable and stable in your hands, the style and texture of Wasara clearly distinguish it from other disposable tableware. With organic forms that can be handled comfortably, and a texture that reflects its handcrafted roots, Wasara facilitates the Japanese custom of holding dishes in one’s hands while eating.”

UFO – Frisbee Plate

Designed by Andrea Ruggiero, a single-use disposable plate. UFO as it is called is disposed of by launching it into the bushes – like a frisbee. The plate is made of a composite of blended bird seed, potato starch, guar gum and a seaweed-like binding agent. The concept was developed exclusively for InDisposed, an exhibition which…

Designed by Andrea Ruggiero, a single-use disposable plate. UFO as it is called is disposed of by launching it into the bushes – like a frisbee. The plate is made of a composite of blended bird seed, potato starch, guar gum and a seaweed-like binding agent. The concept was developed exclusively for InDisposed, an exhibition which addresses notions of disposability in everyday products.