Pharrell Williams’ portable dining pod made from recycled CDs
Pentatonic and Pharrell William’s design collective launch a new mobile dining kit – ‘The Pebble by Otherware’ – marking the first collaboration between the two brands
Covid-19 has far reaching affects on all aspects of life, including a pandemic of plastic pollution. Alongside a spike in medical waste, it seems we’ve been turning to single use plastics for our cutlery and food containers as advise on eating hygienically has shifted. As the world slowly and tentatively begins to look forwards, Pentatonic (longtime proponent of circular economies) has sought an environmentally friendly alternative for on-the-go dining that still protects our health.
The design and technology company has partnered Pharrell William’s i am Other design collective on ‘The Pebble by Otherware’, a colourful dining kit that clips onto your bag. Containing a fork, knife, spoon, straw and chopsticks, the elements fold away into a neat and easily portable pebble shape, providing ‘peace of mind in regards to personal hygiene’, says Pentatonic.
The company also touts the kit as ‘completely sustainable’. It is produced entirely from recycled materials – including CD’s, in a nod to Pharrell’s roots in music – and every component can be recycled again. Staying true to the circularity its known for, Pentatonic will buy the pod back at trade value at end-of-life, so it’s materials can be made into something else.
The project marks the first collaboration between Pentatonic and i am Other, which was established by Williams in 2012 as the umbrella brand of his creative outputs. §