We are living in a time where 1BN people are being added to the planet every 10 years. Not only is living space a dwindling resource, increased agriculture will tax potable water as the need to feed greater populations arise. How will these factors impact daily life in the near future? Our contribution deals with the act of dining in particular. By creating hybrid vessels which act as cooking, serving and storage for food, we eliminate the need to use separate items for each step and avoid wasting potable water to clean each item between uses.
▼多功能容器可以用来烧饭、盛饭和储存食物，hybrid vessels which act as cooking, serving and storage for food
These multifunctional items allow for maximum flexibility as lids can be used as plates and trivets. Even the raised pattern serves to spread heat evenly during cooking, but also quickly dissipate it during serving and eating.
▼盖子还可以用作盘子和垫子，lids can be used as plates and trivets
▼器具的浮雕花纹在烹饪时可以均匀传热，用餐时也可以尽快散热，the raised pattern serves to spread heat evenly during cooking, but also quickly dissipate it during serving and eating
The cutlery is designed to take full advantage of 3D Printing by being customized to the user in both scale and handedness for the 10% of the population not right-hand dominant. Additionally, the set promotes one of the great benefits of globalization through the adoption of cross-cultural cuisine.
▼左右手两种版本，the cutlery adopted to handedness
3D Printing courtesy of Shapeways
Photo Credit : Donatello Arm