Designer: STUDIO BYCOLOR Kaori Akiyama
Material: outer skin of vegetables & fruits and floatstone
Process: Dried throughly after boiling.
“More than 18 million tons of food goes to waste every year in Japan. The vegetables followed by prepared food, fruits and sea food are respectively the most wasted foods by quantity. The majority of this food waste comes from discarding the portion of food which is still edible. Taking this into consideration, the designer focused on utilizing the skin of vegetables and fruits for this project.
After numerous experimentations, the designer discovered that the molecules of metal substances in the floatstone with positive charge affiliates well with the negatively charged molecules of vegetables and generates a natural touch as a result. She decided to apply this finding to her work by cutting up the outer skin of selected vegetables & fruits and boiling it down with stone material. Followed by drying process, the designer made unique and delicious sable shorbread like tiles texturized with excess skin. Created in association with this experiment was the collection of punish and soap dish, which wlll be available in the market very soon.
Special Thanks: YUIRO