If you associate the affordable and ubiquitous ‘Bic pen’ with disposable, throw away office culture – think again, as Zo-loft design has added a whole new dimension to desktop utility. Their “Din-ink” series of Bic pen style tops allows you to instantly convert your writing tools into ready made cutlery. With one easy step that trusty chewed-up pen of yours can become a sleek spoon, fork, or knife for that classic dining ‘al desko’ experience.

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Din-ink designers, Andrea Cingoli, Paolo Emilio Bellisario, Francesca Fontana, and Cristian Cellini, went the extra measure to insure that the set of tops were 100% biodegradable, non toxic, and hygienic. They are cleverly made out of renewable resources like natural starch and fiber (GM free corn and potato) and come in compostable and heat-sealable packaging, too. Din-ink tops are also heat reisistant to 105 degrees C. That’s hot! (Even cooler, they used vegetable-based ink for all of their product printing).

You all devoured our Spudware Cutlery coverage a few months ago, so we hoped that you might enjoy another example of how eco-dining is going upscale by reducing waste while being innovative and tasteful, too!

+ Zo loft: architecture and design + Re-inventing the Bic Pen on designboom