On a plate: Designers roll out edible tableware

16 : 04 : 2013 Biodegradable : Piet Zwart Institute : Edible Tableware

Milan – The latest project by students from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam repurposes kitchen appliances as tools to make biodegradable and edible tableware.

The Altered Appliances collection includes Rollware, a set of traditional-looking rolling pins with different shapes cut out from the wood that can be used to make edible tableware by cutting extravagant patterns into dough. The range also includes Extrudough, a collection of biodegradable tableware made with a modified meat grinder.

This project re-imagines the functions of kitchen appliances and demonstrates a way of making eco-friendly tableware.

A live demonstration of Altered Appliances was presented during Milan Design Week on 9–14 April 2013. For more on projects shown in Milan, read our Seed section and our forthcoming Milan show review.

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