// The Edible project, new food packaging made out of tomatoes
Have you ever had a meal so good, you wanted to lick your plate at the end? Well now you have your meal and eat the plate too.
Sure, we’ve all seen bread bowls but low-carb diets are all the rage and who wants to fill up on bread before dessert? That’s why we’re excited to discover that designers are making some gorgeous edible bowls, plates and even forks. And even if they’re not entirely edible like Diane Bisson and Vita Gionatan’s “Food Nests” made of tomatoes, they’re made of biodegradeable material like orange peels! The only downside is that they’re a little too pretty to eat.
The Edible Container invites us to reflect upon overconsumption and its impact on global pollution. To establish a sound sustainable practice around edible plates – a practice that could permeate our everyday lives – the objective is to create a strong and successful variety of products for diverse usage contexts, and a new material typology of shapes, colors and flavours that meet with high nutritional standards and sustainability.
Premiering in Milan on April 13 at the Salone del Mobile 2011, this project is a collaboration between Diane Bisson and Vito Gionatan Lassandro. “Food Nests” is an exploration into edible container forms that use the tomato as principal food material in different forms – crunchy, soft, jelly-like and a range of tastes.
- Graphic Design
- Industrial Design