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Vegetable Orchestra Instruments

Nan Weidong and Nan Weiping Present Food for the Ears

— March 18, 2012 — Eco
The next time a child’s parents impose the importance of eating all vegetables on the dinner plate, perhaps they should try a new tactic inspired by Nan Weidong and Nan Weiping of the Vegetable Orchestra. The two have managed to make a living off carving instruments from various vegetables.

By hollowing out parts of various large vegetables and experimenting with their dampness, these brothers create musical instruments that can successfully substitute for their conventionally built counterparts. The duo plays a variety of music, from traditional Chinese tunes to folk to even popular pop songs. Apart from being totally innovative and simply mind-blowing, these designs by Nan Weidong and Nan Weiping can also be eaten! However, this could upset the makers, as it does take time to make these unique devices.
Trend Themes
1. Vegetable Instruments - The trend of creating musical instruments from vegetables could disrupt the musical industry and create new opportunities for environmentally-friendly and sustainable product innovation.
2. Edible Design - The trend of creating designs that can be eaten may disrupt the food industry and create new opportunities for edible products that are both aesthetically pleasing and nourishing for the body.
3. Sustainable Innovation - The trend of creating products that are both innovative and environmentally-friendly could disrupt multiple industries, offering opportunities for businesses to reduce their environmental impact while providing unique products and solutions.
Industry Implications
1. Music - The trend of creating musical instruments from vegetables may disrupt the traditional music industry and create new opportunities for eco-friendly and unique instrument design.
2. Food - The trend of creating edible designs may disrupt the food industry and create new opportunities for innovative and visually appealing food products.
3. Environmental - The trend of sustainable innovation could disrupt multiple industries, including fashion and home goods, by promoting the use of environmentally-friendly materials and production processes.
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