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Nature-Mimicking Utensils

The Graft Biodegradable Tableware Set by Qiyun Deng is All Natural

— August 8, 2013 — Eco
The 'Graft' series by designer Qiyun Deng features biodegradable tableware that strongly resembles different fruits and vegetables. The disposable utensils are made from bioplastic renewable resources that also take on a natural texture.

Qiyun Deng was inspired by the the idea of using plant skin as a textural medium. The legume feel perfectly matches the 3D printed place settings. The artist says on his site, "Texture and form in nature autonomously exist with a function that we can borrow to serve the purpose of artificial objects." So, a celery stalk becomes a fork handle, an artichoke leaf becomes a spoon and a pineapple stem becomes a knife.

In addition to cutlery, other biodegradable tableware components include bowls and cups. In this instance, an orange peel becomes a bowl and a lemon half becomes a goblet.



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