Biodegradable Utensils: Sustainably Grown Carrot Spoons, Celery Forks, and Leek Knives
January 21, 2014 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
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.
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.
Photo from This is Colossal
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.
Photo from Jebiga
Photo 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.