seasons by nao tamura

item: seasons
designer: nao tamura
material: silicone
photos via: spoon & tamago
courtesy of: nao tamura
comments: nao talks on her website about how japan uses nature as a functional and decorative part of food preparation and service. cherry leaves are used to wrap sweets, tomatoes are carved out and used as containers and fallen leaves decorate the table. seasons was inspired by nature and technology through the vision of japanese culture. seasons are flexible like real leaves so they can be used flat or rolled to serve foods. they can also used as sculptural decor. the silicone material allows them to be used in the oven, microwave and dishwasher. eloquent and simple solution well executed. bravo.