So, I posted these plates earlier (via my iphone) they were un credited and I was too lazy to look while on my phone, but I can’t stand not having the credit. Chalk it up to my inner educator or simply one of my many OCDs.
at any rate, after further examination I discovered that these plates are more that just minimally beautiful eating surfaces—
designed by NADEEM HAIDARY, The surface area of each of these plates is scaled in proportion to the amount of food consumed by the people who live in the region depicted on the plate.
These plates are info graphics of sorts, that are meant to pair with a set of utensils.
The data visualized in the plate and fork is caloric consumption per capita in various countries and regions. The information allows one to compare your culture’s eating habits to the rest of the world’s.
Before a meal, when a person takes out their dinnerware, they become aware of the discrepencies in food consumption around the world and can make an informed decision on how much they feel is appropriate for them to eat.
An alternate to the plates, each prong on this fork represents a different countries caloric intake per capita. Each fork contains the United States (or home country) and three other countries that are ordered alphabetically, providing a relatively varied sample to compare. The forks are water jet cut, sandblasted and then laser-etched with text.