Tableware with a marble look made entirely from repurposed plastic.
During the Milan Design Week 2021 from 5 to 12 September, ecoBirdy’s Mabo Plate will be displayed at the RoGUILTLESSPLASTIC exhibition curated by the Rossana Orlandi Gallery at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci (Cenacolo Room), Milan, Italy. It will be on view in the “Re-Food Market” where responsibly-made products and food-related initiatives are showcased. The new Mabo plate looks as if it is made from marble, but it is not. It is made entirely from recycled plastic food containers. The designer duo Vanessa Yuan and Joris Vanbriel have developed a tech-
nique that allows the reclaimed plastic to be an integral part of the production process; its authentic characteristics organically form a vein-like pattern and create an earthy colour palette. Colour schemes and patterns follow a gradient progression, which produce a series of six soft tonal shades. The resulting tableware is a stylish embellishment to dining. Merging aesthetics and functionality, the plate shape has been designed to be pleasant to use. A raised curved edge keeps the food from sliding off and gives it an ergonomic feel. Smooth-edged with a deep and wide shape, it can be used both as a serving dish and as a multi-purpose bowl. The Maboplate demonstrates that upcycled material can be used to create a striking centrepiece.
ecoBirdy shows that when vision, skill and technology are aligned, innovative ideas can result in fine and sustainable design products.
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