Living Plates collection, 2017; Lina Saleh (Saudi Arabian and Italian, born 1991); Silicone, porcelain; Courtesy of Lina Saleh

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0907, Living Plates, 2017

Designer Lina Saleh's Living Plates quiver in response to touch. They bend and conform to the weight of food. Saleh made the plates from silicone. One bowl flutters. Another dish pops into position. We might jiggle the table to set the plates in motion or caress their sides. The objects change our expectations of plateware as no longer inanimate, static vessels for food, but responsive objects to enhance eating.

  • Living Plates collection, 2017

    Lina Saleh (Saudi Arabian and Italian, born 1991); Silicone, porcelain; Courtesy of Lina Saleh

  • Breathing Plate

    The smooth, flexible white surface resembles a hat with a wide, flat rim. Food nestles in the top of the crown.

  • Folding Plate

    The surface of the plate is clear and flexible. It resembles a low dome with a depression in the top, where food is gathered.

  • Hand Plate

    The round, deep vessel is small enough to hold in one hand. It has translucent, flexible sides.

  • Tipsy Plate

    A small, flexible, transparent bowl with a narrow base perches on a white dish that resembles a saucer with a raised inner circle.

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