Good Thing debuts bowls by Shinya Yoshida at NYC Restaurant Week
G3 Vessels by Good Thing

Good Thing debuts bowls by Shinya Yoshida at NYC Restaurant Week

A former car mechanic has designed three squishy silicone containers for design brand Good Thing, which are being used for serving food at two eateries during New York City's restaurant week.

G3 Vessels by Good Thing
Mission Chinese Food (also top image) will be serving up dishes in the G3 Vessels during NYC Restaurant week

The G3 Vessels series comprises a circular, oblong and double-dish by Japanese designer Shinya Yoshida, who worked as a car mechanic prior to establishing his eponymous industrial design studio in 2012.

G3 Vessels by Good Thing
The small containers feature rounded bases that are ideal for holding different snacks

Good Thing launched the collection on 23 July 2018 to coincide with NYC Restaurant Week – an annual event that offers discounts at some of the city's hottest dining spots. Two restaurants partaking in the citywide event, Mission Chinese Food and Lalito, are serving up a "special restaurant week dish" in the vessels so that diners can "test drive" the products.

G3 Vessels by Good Thing
Lolita, another eatery in the city, is also debuting the dishes during Restaurant Week

Yoshida took cues from the streamlined forms of the automobiles to create the collection. The resulting rounded shapes can hold small bites like nibbles, dips and crudites, and desserts.

"Good Thing's new G3 Vessels employ subtle flowing compound curves native to the auto industry to create a satisfying and useful series of containers," said the studio in a statement.

G3 Vessels by Good Thing
One of the vessels is a double dish, handy for dips and crudites

Aside from dining, Good Thing intends the vessels to "be used creatively" for storing other items, such as stationary or jewellery.

Yoshida chose silicone for the containers so that they are easy to clean if used for food, and won't break if dropped. A variety of colours are also available for each, including a dark green, cream, rusty red, a "blue black" and "mint", to blend with a variety of interior styles.

G3 Vessels by Good Thing
The collection is made of silicone, which can be easily cleaned and won't break

The simple design of Yoshida's containers is in line with many past products by Good Thing, which was founded by Canadian designer Jamie Wolfond in 2014.

The brand focuses on creating everyday items for the home, with recent works including a minimal soap bar by Jasper Morrison and a collection of furniture aimed at those who live and work in the same place.

G3 Vessels by Good Thing
Aside from dining, Good Thing intends the vessels to "be used creatively" for storing other items

The G3 Vessels are being used for dishes on set menus at Lalito (104 Bayard Street) and Mission Chinese Food (171 East Broadway) for the duration of NYC Restaurant Week, which runs from 23 July to 17 August 2018.

Mission Chinese, whose executive chef Angela Dimayuga commissions ever-changing installations for the restaurant, was also included in Dezeen's pick of five eateries for those who appreciate both design and food during last year's event.

More images

G3 Vessels by Good Thing
G3 Vessels by Good Thing
G3 Vessels by Good Thing
G3 Vessels by Good Thing