Including protein-packed insects in our diets will help us deal with a future food-nightmare scenario, as insects are widely available and take only 8-10% of the resources needed for the production of meat.
BUG BUG was designed as a response to a large-scale food crisis predicted for 2050. The set comprises all sorts of unique utensils, including a pair of claw-like cutlery that fits over the fingertips to mimic birds’ beaks. There are also chopstick with a pin-end for skewering, a multi-use spork for the little bits, and a textured spoon for crushing the hard parts.
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Crafted from a combination of ceramic, stainless steel and cherry blossom wood, the kit is elegant and durable. The plates are made from stainless steel and porcelain but resemble stone, to fit in a picnic environment. An easy-to-carry leather-free roll case with bark cloth lining completes the set designed for a future al-fresco dinning scenario. We spotted Wataru Kobayashi’s innovative BUG BUG at London Design Festival’s Designersblock.
+ Wataru Kobayashi
+ London Design Festival
Photos by Wataru Kobayashi and Mike Chino for Inhabitat