“Food Nests” is an exploration into edible container forms that use the tomato as principal food material in different forms – crunchy, soft, jelly-like and a range of tastes.
“Designer’s investigation brings light to the question of sustainability through the medium of food. The most recent outcome ‘food nests’ was conceived through a collaboration with Italian food designer Vito Gionatan lassandro as part of her taste no waste initiative – an inquiry into consumable receptacles that do not need to become waste. this was achieved though a series of container designs that are created entirely from tomatoes to produce crunchy, soft, and jelly-like results.
Another earlier iteration of the study – amongst a wide range of prototypes that depict the possible scope and forms of future edible containers – include a collection of translucent bowls moulded from a combination of food grade silicone as well as a mixture of fruit and vegetable ingredients. the pieces bring together gastronomy and material science to create vessels that can hold hot or cold liquids as well as any solid food, as well as featuring color and flavor profiles specifically created to compliment particular taste profiles for ideal food matching.
The breadth of work presents numerous tangible options in response to the future of sustainability and is a strong articulation of the processes and methods potentially available for viable cultural and material models tackling the reduction of waste. ”