Biodegradable Utensils: Sustainably Grown Carrot Spoons, Celery Forks, and Leek Knives

January 21, 2014 by

biodegradable-utensils-vegetable-polymer-veggie-shaped-tableware Photo from The Method Case

You may not get your kids to eat their veggies, but you may get them to eat with their veggies. No, the knives above are not edible. They are part of a collection of biodegradable utensils inspired by their veggie look alikes. We’re talking sustainably designed tableware that includes a leek knife, celery shaped fork, and a spoon resembling a carrot.

veggie-shaped-tableware-biodegradable-utensils-made-of-vegetable-polymer Photo from ECAL

Graft is whimsical eco-friendly tableware based on the shapes and colors of common vegetables. An idea cultivated by designer Qiyun Deng’s studies at École cantonale d’art de Lausanne in Switzerland, the crisp freshness of this series feeds my creativity.

veggie-shaped-tableware-biodegradable-utensils-made-of-vegetable-polymerPhoto from This is Colossal

Biodegradable Bioplastic
The designer studied each plant carefully before reincarnating it as a utensil. These cutlery pieces don’t just look like plants, they feel like them too. Deng recreated the texture of the real thing by using a biodegradable polymer “bioplastic” sourced from the very plants they model. Design savvy gardeners might enjoy bringing their harvest to the table in more ways than one.

veggie-shaped-tableware-biodegradable-utensils-made-of-vegetable-polymerPhoto from Jebiga

veggie-shaped-tableware-biodegradable-utensils-made-of-vegetable-polymerPhoto from Design Boom

This cutlery collection that appears to have been harvested from the soil. Cuts it for me. Now go eat with your veggies.

HT Materia.


  • Jenna Pizzigati-Coppola

    How Eco-Chic and Fabulous! Where can you get such cutlery?!?
    Jenna Pizzigati-Coppola
    eco chic sense

  • Robin Plaskoff Horton

    I wish I knew! I am trying to find out too. I will let you know if I find them!

  • laura foster nicholson

    Really great, and quite lovely. But where to find it?

  • James Paulson

    Excellent design and concept! Surprised nobody thought of this sooner!

  • Seth Greer

    That’s a
    great innovative idea that you have suggested here to make your kids eat
    their meals in time. Thhese utencils are great looking and will be of great
    importance in the homedecor aswell. The cute colour combinations they have
    used is awesome and will do wonders to the kitchen.

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  • Just wanted to
    thank you for the great ideas. As of yet I do not have a blog, however that
    said, I now have many options.

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