Half/Full is a project from Studio Playfool that introduces a set of tableware that is mirrored. Although there are reflective details that are often worked into plates, bowls and eating utensils, the purpose of Half/Full's mirrored surfaces go above and beyond just aesthetics.
Through a unique set of tableware, this project aims to address food shortage problems that will exist in the future. As such, Half/Full uses visual trickery to make diners feel as if they're seeing twice as much food on their plate, which will make them feel full, even though they are actually eating less.
Studio Playfool notes that dieticians commonly use similar techniques to help people cut down on eating unhealthy food, but this project in particular visualizes a potential way for design to be used to "future-proof our appetites."
Half/Full Uses Bowls, Plates and Spoons with Illusions to Trick Diners
1. Mirrored Tableware - Mirrored tableware sets that use visual trickery to make diners feel as if they're seeing twice as much food on their plate.
2. Food Illusion - Use of visual trickery to address food shortage problems that will exist in the future.
3. Design for Appetite Regulation - Design is used to future-proof our appetites by using techniques to help people cut down on eating unhealthy food.
1. Tableware - Tableware industry could adopt mirrored surfaces in tableware to enhance aesthetics and come up with innovative solutions for addressing the food shortage problems that will exist in the future.
2. Food and Beverage - Food and beverage industry can adopt food illusion techniques to reduce overeating and develop functional and visually appealing products that encourage healthy eating.
3. Design - Design industry could adopt the concept of future-proofing our appetites and create innovative designs that help people cut down on eating unhealthy food.