Pharrell Williams is creating a eco-cutlery set made from recycled CDs and food packaging

The set is designed to give people 'peace of mind' while avoiding disposable cutlery

Singer Pharrell Williams has collaborated with design studio Pentatonic to create the Pebble, an eco-friendly, portable cutlery set. Instagram / Pentatonic
Singer Pharrell Williams has collaborated with design studio Pentatonic to create the Pebble, an eco-friendly, portable cutlery set. Instagram / Pentatonic

Every inch the product for our times, American singer Pharrell Williams has created the Pebble, a reusable cutlery set made from recycled CDs and food packaging.

Pebble by Otherware comprises of chopsticks, a knife, fork, spoon, and a straw, all of which fold down and can be stored in a colourful and compact 105 millimetre by 52mm by 54mm case.

The product is a collaboration between Williams's creative collective, I Am Other, and design company Pentatonic.

The Pebble's colourful, compact case. Instagram / Pentatonic
The Pebble's colourful, compact case. Instagram / Pentatonic

It is billed as a way to "stay safe and sustainable in a modern world", ensuring that you're using your own clean cutlery, rather than the single-use options currently being offered by many global outlets amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Pentatonic says the product "provides peace of mind in regards to personal hygiene".

The description reads: "Weighing the same as a smartphone, the Pebble comes in a mash of pastel colours made to catch the eye. Each pebble comes with a custom clip to hang your Pebble from a belt loop or bag strap. Each utensil can hang solo off the clip, too, for times you only need a fork or spoon."

Appropriately, given Williams's career as a singer and producer, the product is "made from music" with the case crafted out of recycled CDs. That is not the only eco-friendly element, as the handles have been made from recycled food packaging and the cutlery's tips are anodised titanium-coated steel. The set can be widely recycled when users have finished with them, or traded back to Otherware, to be made into new products.

Both Pentatonic and Williams have a history of using eco materials in their designs.

Pentatonic has previously made drinking glasses from broken smartphone screens, chairs from textile factory off-cuts and wallets from plastic bottles. In October 2018, they were spotlighted by department store, Selfridges London and named Conscious Creators.

In August 2015, Williams's collaboration with clothing company G Star Raw was entirely made with fabric crafted from ocean plastic.

The Pebble is available for €55 (Dh227) from www.otherware.co

Updated: July 6, 2020 06:07 PM

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