Kosuke Araki: Food Waste Ware
Spotted at London’s Royal College of Art graduate show, Kosuke Araki’s project is a tableware collection mainly comprised of food waste. Each piece is handmade by compressing food waste into silicone moulds and then drying them out. The resulting pieces are surprisingly light in weight but still durable, and range in size and thickness from delicate fine bowls to heavier serving pieces.
As each piece is individually made, they have their own characteristics and texture, which is heightened by the black colour of the burnt food waste used to form them. Accompanying the range, Araki has produced a book showing people how to make their own food-waste ware, and become more aware of the food waste they produce.
This is a neat solution to promote sustainability. Further experimentation with materials such as waste food can be seen in Materials Focus: Smart Nature.