awareness plates

based on brief inspired by Alma Leather, MA Interior Design 2011: Design for Production Module

The objective of the module was to develop products considering how in our (sustainable) society of today we should own less but with more value. This project offered me a double challenge, not only as a designer but also as a vegetarian. The awareness plates uses layers of off-cut leather and second hand plates to create a plate for serving meat that clearly portrays the origin of what is being served on it. Every plate has a brand imitating the burn marks found on leather, put on the animal it is originated from, that says 2ND1965. 2ND meaning “second” and 1965 representing the first numbers of the letters position in the alphabet of the word “life”. “Second life” illuminates the use of the off-cuts and the second hand plates.