"Working closely with materials such as Glass and Hesian"
Exploring the waste wine bottles collected from the restaurant. We used the method of cutting the glass as it was the most sustainable.
We experimented with various forms cut from the wine bottles in order to suit the different functions needed for the xenios platter and always aimed to use all aspects of each bottle to minimize the waste from the production process. Through this zero waste approach we where able to produce a base, serving dishes, planter and salt&pepper shakers from every part of the wine bottles used.
Using the CAD software Fusion 360 enabled us to play further with the form, style and function of each component of the platter at times when workshops and facilities where not available to us to produce physical experimentation.
HESSIAN COFFEE BEAN BAGS
We explored into ways that the hessian coffee bag could be incorporated into our final outcome. Various designs and ideas were explored, including ways of folding, including the Furoshiki technique, a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth technique. We believe this linked closely to our idea of zenios, acting as protection and shelter for the food which could then be taken away as a gift. Other folding techniques were explored and also holders or pockets to contain utensils. With the restaurant not having abundant amounts of this fabric so this couldn't be continued as the gift for our final idea.