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Future-Forward Parisian Eateries

The WikiBar Serves Food Covered in Edible Packaging

— June 29, 2013 — Social Good
Those who are familiar with WikiFoods are going to be incredibly excited by the opening of the WikiBar. The WikiBar is a restaurant in Paris that serves the future-forward startups food. For those who aren't familiar with WikiFoods, the idea behind them is that they come in edible packaging, thus eliminating the need for plastic, aluminum foil and other forms of environmentally damaging products.

The WikiBar was designed by Mathieu Lehanneur. Its central attraction is the hexagonal pattern that hangs off its ceiling. The pattern is actually inspired by the molecular structure of the edible lamination that covers the WikiFoods. The company's story is printed along the WikiBar's walls. Food served at the bar includes ice cream that doesn't melt, yogurt that can be eaten without a spoon and cheese! A second WikiBar is set to open soon in Massachusetts.
Trend Themes
1. Edible Packaging - Innovative food and retail products that are wrapped in edible packaging, reducing environmental damage and waste.
2. Future-forward Dining - Cutting-edge restaurants that utilize technologically advanced foods, methods and design.
3. Sustainable Product Design - Creating eco-friendly products through novel design strategies, materials, and production methods.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - The food and beverage industry can invest in creating new food products and packaging materials that minimize environmentally damaging waste, while simultaneously providing a unique and innovative consumer experience.
2. Retail - The retail industry can benefit from developing sustainable packaging for their products, giving consumers the opportunity to purchase eco-friendly products without contributing to environmental damage.
3. Hospitality and Tourism - High-tech, eco-friendly restaurant and dining experiences can provide unique selling points for hotels and restaurants.
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