Second Chances by Tour de Fork

Second Chance Collection by TourDeFork

The collection was born from TourDeForks recent research into the reuse and recycling of raw Kitchen materials.

Second Chance is inspired by local Italian folk tradition and ritual, which has always tried to find a use to what could be “food waste”, suggesting new utilities and reveling the hidden potential, of what could easily end up in the waste bin.

Reinterpreting ancient gestures through modern form, TourDeFork created a collection of objects that offer a Second Chance of employment to food waste.

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A Nomadic Future imagined

Dutch firm Studio Makkink & Bey has created a collection of furniture for a nomadic future including a backpack that becomes a sofa bed, a carrycot that becomes a table and a walking cane that turns into an illuminated screen.
The pieces depict a future scenario in which the individual travels light and stays comfortable.
The three objects utilize natural materials and animal fibres combined with multiple uses, they are expandable, foldable and lightweight furniture to travel with, as they traverse boundless interiors – our shrinking world.

Created by Makkinkbey
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The Now & Then project

The Now/Then project examines where modern day products originate and how they affect our environmental footprint. These 24 products are explorations to show people where products come from and what a sustainable alternative might look like. What are the changes we can make today to make sure there will always be a tomorrow? This is a stepping off point for thinking: Every decision we make impacts the world around us.

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Giria Lithuanian Tree Dishes

Giria – a collection of bowls and plates balancing between tactility, shape and color.
The project is aimed to pass the sensations of the forest through the dishes, to establish a connection between the user and the object. This process is an allusion into the urban person`s connection with the nature.
Tree dishes are the result of an experimental process by which I wanted to show how materials, which are destined to become waste – tree bark and leaves – can be transformed into sustainable design through the traditional crafts. The transformation process is the rebirth of a tree into new objects – dishes.

It is a research on the alternative and unconventional ways to shape wood, which reminds of the culinary process.
During the research a recipe that consists of harmless organic substances has been found. Therefore these bowls may be used not only as an interior decoration but also as dishes for serving dry food products.

2015 Graduation project
Vilnius Academy of Arts

+ Evelin’s Kudabaite

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The Missing Dining Table

Where were you the last time you dined?
Were you enjoying a sandwich at a park bench, having a quick bite at your desk, or sharing a meal with friends?
How will we dine in the future?
With technology and a faster pace of life come an increasingly autonomous and solitary lifestyle. Our evolving lifestyle is changing our habits and we find ourselves standing at the intersection of the way of life, social norms and personal eating habits.
We are all familiar with the dining table in our homes. It has served as a generous stage where people can eat together and have a conversation over a meal. At the same time, we struggle to find the dining table a place in the rapidly changing reality of shrinking living spaces and vastly diverse work schedules and social activities.
What if, in place of the dining table we are so familiar with, there are other objects that we will associate with dining?
The Missing Dining Table Collection explores the way we dine today and serves as an inspiration for possible alternative dining conventions for the future. Through a unique blend of design, techniques and materials, the collection seeks to relook, reinvent and inspire new possibilities of dining.
Join us as we playfully predict possible future dining conventions in a series of objects. As we take an adventurous trip down the proverbial rabbit hole and venture into the unknown dining future, we do so without the intention of dictating the future but rather to stretch our imagination as we question the very act of dining and offer alternatives and possibilities. Through the collection we attempt to provoke, think ahead and create conversations.
Would you miss the dining table when it is not around?

+ Missing Dining Table

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Drop by Drop Fills an Ocean

There is a Hindi saying: ‘Drop by drop, fills an ocean’. Human beings have taken water for granted since ages. Ancient civilizations have prospered and perished owing to overuse and exploitation of water. I believe that history can repeat itself if we do not take the right measures. This project looks at our relationship with water, provokes and asks for new value systems to be set up before it is too late. My first piece of inspiration comes from my Diploma Film that I made in 2010 at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. The film talks about the lives and struggles of the people of the forests of Central India in the light of water and beliefs around it. Second inspiration comes from the theory of the Biotic Pump which I will talk about further on this page.
One of the outcomes of this project is a water filtration system. The proof of concept can filter a glass of water in 12 hours. The system itself doesn’t need much maintenance and can turn into a self sustained biosphere when the user is unavailable.
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I See a Halo Around You

“Life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.”[1]
Social alienation, a feeling of being partly connected to, and at the same time, alienated from our surroundings, is like floating in a spacesuit. I was inspired by the idea that such a spacesuit provides room in which you can live, breathe, and communicate, but simultaneously alienate you from the space around you.
With this idea, I came up with jewellery which creates a space both around the wearer’s body and the piece itself. I imagine wearing it will create a bubble and, at the same time, a spiritual and physical space on the body, and this pure space – a halo-like protection – can help the wearer feel safe. The jewellery thus plays a central role in creating the space, that is to say, a thin line is built from the jewellery and delineates the space around the body.
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Nothing Food by Annabelle Nichols

Nothing food a provocative design project about the potential projections of 3d printed food in 2040. It combines natural food with biochemistry and current processed food methods. Comparable to Ferran Adria’s famous gastronomy in which Adria liberates new tastes and developed new methods such as nitrogen-infused foams Nothing food tricks the eye by promising tastes textures and nutritional value, yet in reality each sample food attains no nutrient value at all. The main question for this project aroused during the conversation with a biochemist. How do we define eatable? Is it based on whether we will recognize the object as food outside the body? Or is based on whether the body will recognize it as food once it is inside?
Nothing food is a cautious concern for the future of unconsumable consumption, manufactured meals and forgotten food.
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Gender Blender

RÄTHEL & WOLF is a creative team with a portfolio of experimental work around the body. We are interested in new ways of wearing jewellery, exploring gender roles and adorning unusual body parts.
Sari Rathel says “I am a jewellery designer, exploring the body, physically and intellectually, through adornments, objects and collages. I love working collaboratively with other artists and designers from different fields such as fashion and architecture and I am always keen to expand the mediums I works in.
I have recently finished my Master of Art in Jewellery & Metal at the Royal College of Art in London and won the Best Work In Jewellery Award by Theo Fennel and the ITS Jewellery Award with my degree collection.”

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Tempt me by Annabelle Nichols

Tempt me, entertains the idea of preparing healthy handfuls in advance of purchasing decisions. Navigating temptations in the cafe environment inspired the development of a food wallet. The object from a viewerís perspective appears as a minimal corporate accessory, but for the user, the prevalence of tactile feedback nudges the Corporate CafÈ Creature to purchase the coffee not the cupcake. By providing a space for healthy snacks, the concept aims to trigger her to prepare as oppose to purchase.
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