Animals used to provide so much more than just food, but our "throw away" society has put a stop to that. Ma’ayan Pesach's unique collection of tableware made from bones, skin, and fur casts a spotlight on our wasteful tendencies. "Tribaling Mass Production,” created for Pesach's graduation project at Design Academy Eindhoven is a mixture of practical solutions and other more abstract pieces that criticize the meat industry. Keep reading to see how Pesach integrated "waste" products with common household items in a way that will boggle your mind.
The collection of ladles, teapots, and other household items aims to illustrate the origin of food in a primal way, which also explains why many of the pieces take on the shape of a totem pole and other tribal decorations. Parts of an animal normally considered waste by the food industry, such as bones, fur, and skin, have been added to represent a more respectful relationship between the hunter and the hunted.
As Pesach explains on her Tumblr page, “The tableware is semi-practical, at times abstract and surreal. It raises questions about the future of eating, culture, and rituals, repurposing the leftovers of our hyper-consumerism to create new meanings for potential scenarios to come.”
Certainly not all of the pieces are practical, but then again, not everything is created with the intention of serving a specific purpose. What Pesach does prove is that there are countless parts of an animal that could be salvaged and put to better use, whether that’s cooking utensils, modern art pieces, or something that falls between the two.
Images by Ronald Smits