Edible tableware by Rice-Design

Japanese designer Nobuhiko Arikawa of Rice-Design has created edible tableware for Orto Cafe in Japan.

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The plates, bowls and chopsticks are intended to replace disposable paper tableware.

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The pieces are made from hardtack, a biscuit dough made from flour, water and salt which was traditionally used as dry emergency rations at sea.

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The biscuits will last for months as long as they are kept dry.

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The pieces have been put into production by Koratt bakery and cafe, and will be exhibited at Designing10 in Fukuoka, Japan, from 25th to 29th April.

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See more work from Rice-Design in our earlier story.