- Kosuke Araki

About one third of the food produced worldwide is lost or wasted. More than a billion people in the world are starving. The high level of food waste is not only a missed opportunity for better food distribution. It also represents a significant loss of land, water, energy and employment. Anima consists out of tableware made from food waste and Urushi (Japanese lacquer) to rethink our relationship with nature. Using non-carbonized waste, which is just powder from dried waste, turns into very dark brown (almost black) due to oxidation of Urushi and turns a brighter brown when exposed to strong light such as sunlight. The project is a tribute to ‘wasted’ lives of vegetables and animals.