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Rehabilitated Dishware

Designer Recycles Tacky Old Plates

— October 20, 2006 — Eco
Designer Sarah Cihat has developed a way to reincarnate tacky old plates into funky designs that scream cool. She describes that, "Each piece represents a rejection of more brand new products filling shelves and storage closets. Rehabilitated Dishware is a subtle statement of the importance of recycling and the renewed value of unwanted things."

She creates the plates using stencils with several motifs that reflect her style. These include images of rockers, pin-up girls, skull and cross bones, and animals.

Sarah also pushes the authenticity of artistry by producing all the plates herself in her Brooklyn based studio.
Trend Themes
1. Upcycled Dishware - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore ways to repurpose and transform old dishware into trendy and unique designs.
2. Sustainable Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop eco-friendly products that emphasize the importance of recycling and the value of unwanted items.
3. Artisanal Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Invest in small-scale production and emphasize the authenticity and craftsmanship of handmade products.
Industry Implications
1. Home Decor - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introduce upcycled and sustainable dishware designs to the home decor industry.
2. Eco-friendly Products - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Cater to the growing demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly products.
3. Artisanal Goods - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Tap into the market for handmade and unique artisanal products.
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