Atlantis. Tableware

This project was inspired by mesmerizing lionfish that has proven to be a dangerous predator. The concept is based on mimicking the visual appearance of the fish in an abstract way and evaluating the actions to restore balance in the damaged ecosystem. Its ability to invade new habitats and breed fast was underrated by people before, and now the lesson of such levity must be learned.

SCHOOL
Raffles University
YEAR
2020
Level
Product Design L6

Define

This stage is required to define the area that needs to be investigated. I decided to seek inspiration in Sea World Bangkok, a great place to study underwater creatures.

Discover

Once the object had been identified, I started researching any problems around this creature. It was discovered that beautiful fish is a harmful predator, and the only solution to fight it is to implement it in the restaurants’ menu.

Abstract & Emulate

Next, it was required to look at the fish from different angles and figure out how to incorporate them into the design. One of the ways is various images and finding the best form.

Evaluate

Pushing this method a bit further, I discovered that I could quickly get not only the shape of a particular plate but also the cutlery.

Tableware set for restaurants that serve lionfish.

Gorgeous but destructive lionfish, native to the Indo-Pacific, has become a real threat to the whole ecosystem of the southeast coast of the U.S., the Caribbean, and parts of the Gulf of Mexico. It is believed that such a situation had been caused by people who dumped unwanted lionfish from home aquariums into the wild. These days, when both scientists and authorities accept that it is impossible to control the invasion of lionfish to support sustainable and balanced native marine life, the campaign “Lionfish cookbook” was announced. Western Atlantic, Caribbean, Mexican divers are hunting lionfish, and local chefs are encouraged to invent new lionfish dishes.

This project aims to help restaurants and cafes present lionfish dishes creatively and alluring for the clients. A complete set of tableware can be utilized to serve both appetizers or main courses and sushi.