Spanish designer Oscar Diaz has found a new way to rescue our Earth from discarded plastic bottles. In a series called “Found” the designer has cleverly produced a range of super-light flatware cut straight from the bottle. Each fork, knife and spoon assumes the bottles’ shapely angles and curves and feature an ergonomically designed grip that makes them as easy to pick up from the table as any other cutlery.
Instead of adding another utensil design to the boundless shapes and sizes that are already out there, Diaz took to “editing” pieces from carefully selected bottles that can be found on common supermarket shelves, and well, in the trash. Using a fairly straightforward production process, each piece is cut from a plastic bottle and then coated with copper and tinplated for a shiny, metallic finish. Since each utensil is essentially handmade from different shaped bottles, every new set is distinctive in nature — no molds needed.
As Diaz says “I don’t know if I can say that I completely designed it, but I do now look differently at things on the shelves when shopping.” In finding objects within objects, he reminds us that giving a little bit of extra thought to our surroundings we can yield some fresh and beautiful things in even the most banal and disposable things.
这是个非常有创意的设计，充分体现了环保的理念。设计师利用塑料瓶原有的曲线设计出刀叉之类的餐具。西班牙设计师Oscar Diaz 发现了一种新方法来拯救我们塑料瓶日益泛滥的地球。在这组”发现” （”Found”） 作品中，设计师聪明直接从塑料瓶上地将一些切下一套轻便的餐具。餐具的形状和尺寸都已经由原来瓶子的曲线而来，不需要另外的加工，不要任何制作模型。