"Man is what he eats" (Feuerbach), not only because of the composition of the different foods that we eat, but also because food is a mixture of social, economic, cultural and scientific factors.
Made in Italy agriculture is characterised by its originality, quality and safety of the products.
A main challenge for 21st century agriculture is to meet the production needs with the sustainable management of natural resources while protecting the environment.
Here we bring objects and stories that explore food from its sustainable production, consumption and its disposal and reuse.
A disposable multipurpose cutlery piece that brings together and synthesises fork and spoon functions. The prongs of the fork become the handle of the spoon, which in turn becomes the handle of the fork, in a relationship of perfect reversibility. The design invention is functional to the changes taking place in the practice of nutrition (eating quickly, standing up and in an informal way). Small sized, also suitable for children, this cutlery piece is made of Mater-bi, a bioplastic made from completely biodegradable corn starch. When the food changes its appearance and the food gesture is transformed into a new gesture, table and consumption objects feel lost, inadequate, like old tools that abdicate their power to innovation. Replacing
ritual tools requires the ability to restore joy in the new conviviality with a soul that won’t be overcome by the functions they can perform, with a light but permanent mark, simple but precious, useful but not overly obsessed with style. Simplification is difficult, but the goal is to introduce objects destined to be thrown away whose shape evokes longer ownership and conveys the care taken in designing and producing them. In 2001, the 19th Golden Compass jury awarded Pandora Design, acknowledging the value of research in the production of disposable goods, commending the further development in the production of biodegradable consumer items.