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Playfully Illustrated Dishware

Plate-Plate by Duncan Shotten Boasts an Adorable Optical Illusion

— November 6, 2013 — Art & Design
A mother's rule regarding not playing with one's food is becoming harder and harder to follow thanks to dishware designs such as Plate-Plate by Duncan Shotten, a young British product designer based in Tokyo, Japan. Although not as artistic as some of the dishes that have been featured before, the minimalist illustration of a plate within a plate, complete with a knife and fork, is quite adorable.

Available in two different colors (matte black and gloss white), Plate-Plate by Duncan Shotten was recently featured at the 2013 Designboom Mart Tokyo as part of Tokyo Designers Week. It also comes in three different sizes (small, medium and large). The optical illusion is so charming, people will probably be compelled to get one of each. Who could resist?
Trend Themes
1. Illustrated Dishware - The use of playful and minimalist illustrations in dishware offers an opportunity to disrupt the traditional ceramic industry.
2. Optical Illusion Designs - Designers can utilize optical illusions in their dishware designs to appeal to the consumer's sense of fun and playfulness.
3. Multiple Sizes and Colors - Offering dishware in multiple sizes and colors provides a customization opportunity for consumers and disrupts the one-size-fits-all approach in the industry.
Industry Implications
1. Ceramic Industry - Incorporating playful illustrations and optical illusions in dishware can disrupt the traditional ceramic industry by offering a fresh and modern take on design.
2. Home Goods Industry - Playful and unique dishware designs can disrupt the home goods industry by offering consumers a memorable and fun experience while dining or entertaining at home.
3. Retail Industry - Dishware designs that provide customization options can disrupt the retail industry by catering to the consumer's desire for personalized and unique products.
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