This tableware looks like disposable paper plates, bowl and cups, but they’re not. Please don’t throw them away after a single use. Or 10 uses. Or 100 uses. The tm series of tableware by Japanese design firm ideaco was carefully designed to mimic the look and feel of disposable paper plates.
By brilliantly using bamboo powder the design team managed to achieve practically the same weight and texture as disposable paper, making them ideal for both indoor and outdoor eating. We’re proud to be able to carry the sustainable and environmentally friendly plates, bowls and cups in our shop!
Why bamboo? Bamboo clocks in as the fastest growing plant on earth. A pole of bamboo can regenerate to its full mass in just 6 months (compared to conventional wood which takes 30-50 years). And bamboo can be grown sustainably on land that can’t be used for food crops. Bamboo is also just a strong and durable as wood, if not more…
In recognition of the tm series’ emphasis on design and sustainability, it was awarded a 2014 red dot design award.