Beatrice Display and Favorit in use for a participatory workshop session exploring material futures at Finsbury Park, London, UK. Participants were invited to fold their own banana leaf tableware, commonly found in South East Asia, which was then used to serve them a series of Indonesian dishes. By manipulating a UV printer, information regarding the plant is printed onto fresh banana leaves to be used as material for the workshop. Similarly, the contrasting strokes of Beatrice highlights the mechanical precision of the UV printer and delicate nature of banana leaf as a material.
Future Folds is a graduation project by Chiquita Kusumahadi while at Central Saint Martins (BA Graphic Communication Design). The project looks at how materials from the past can be used to design for the future, at the same time encouraging discourse between individuals about our relationship with food. Future Folds was nominated for the LVMH Maison/0 Green Trail Award (2019) and featured in ‘Further Reading Print No.2: Boundaries’ (2020).