Food waste for making tablewear

A Japanese designer has experimented a new approach to making vases and tea sets with circular materials from food waste. The trasformation of scrap into design object, takes place through a process of carbonization of waste with the aim of creating a powder, then mixed with a very fine natural lacquer, called Urishi. This type of lacquer is used in the field of traditional Japanese craftsmanship, coming from the sap of homonymous tree, gives the final products strength and shine and is also characterized by antibacterial properties, wich make it suitable for its funztion of use.

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