”Kelapa, is the Indonesian word for coconut, the fruit of the Cocos nucifera palm tree.” KELAPACK disposable tableware is made of cassava and red seaweed bioplastic, abundant in Indonesia. The polymer is reinforced with a local agriculture by-product- coir fibres and peat found in the discarded husk. It’s a fully biodegradable packaging alternative that won’t accumulate in the environment when disposed of. The plasticity of the material enables containers of different colours and shapes to be produced. Dyed with natural substances and shaped into stackable tableware, it is more than able to compete with its fossil-based counterparts.
POLA SALICKA, trained as product designer in Warsaw and Berlin. Currently, she is completing her master’s degree at Lund University’s School of Industrial Design in Sweden.
RUHAN CHEN, trained as product designer at China Academy of Art, Hang Zhou. She is currently studying her master’s degree at Lund University’s School of Industrial Design in Sweden.
Warsaw / Hang Zhou, Poland / China