Pentatonic and Pharrell Williams design The Pebble, a mobile, eco-friendly cutlery kit

Made from recycled CDs and designed for dining-on-the-go, The Pebble from Otherware includes a fork, knife, spoon, straw and chopsticks, tucked inside a compact case.

by Jincy Iype Published on : Jul 14, 2020

Created completely out of recycled and waste materials, The Pebble is a compact dining toolkit by Otherware, a collaboration between circular economy company Pentatonic, and i am OTHER, American producer and singer Pharrell William’s design collective. The eco-friendly cutlery kit focuses on functional and sustainable design and weighs less than a smartphone. The set includes a fork, knife, spoon, straw and chopsticks, tucked inside a smooth, pebble like purple and yellow case.

The Pebble’s yellow and purple case | The Pebble by Otherware created by Pentatonic in collaboration with i am OTHER | STIRworld
The Pebble’s yellow and purple case Image Credit: Courtesy of Pentatonic

Usage of single-use plastic products such as cups, food containers and cutlery has increased up to 35 per cent globally in the wake of concerns associated with the spread of coronavirus. “As we gradually return to public spaces and work, we need to look for environmentally friendly alternatives that still protect our health,” says team Pentatonic.

The Pebble from Otherware mobile cutlery set | The Pebble by Otherware created by Pentatonic in collaboration with i am OTHER | STIRworld
The Pebble from Otherware mobile cutlery set Image Credit: Courtesy of Pentatonic

“Our team has been super concerned about the seemingly unstoppable flow of single-use plastics, especially around food and drink. So, we decided to get together with Pentatonic to do something about it, in a fresh, creative and relevant way. The goal is that The Pebble makes it easy for people to take their first step towards eliminating single use plastics,” says Darla Vaughn, Project leader, i am OTHER.

  • The cutlery made from recycled materials | The Pebble by Otherware created by Pentatonic in collaboration with i am OTHER | STIRworld
    The cutlery made from recycled materials Image Credit: Courtesy of Pentatonic
  • The fork | The Pebble by Otherware created by Pentatonic in collaboration with i am OTHER | STIRworld
    The fork Image Credit: Courtesy of Pentatonic

Pentatonic estimates that “10 billion CDs and DVDs have been discontinued in the US alone since 2005” as everyone now prefers streaming music digitally. Keeping that in account, The Pebble’s case and insert are made from recycled CDs (polycarbonate), “in a nod to Pharrell’s roots in music.” The cutlery has been crafted from recycled polypropylene and stainless steel, its handles from recycled food packaging and the tips from anodised titanium coated steel, giving it the unique colour. It is also re-recyclable at the end of its life – Pentatonic relays that The Pebble will be brought back at trade value, and its materials will be repurposed into another product.

The Pebble is designed for dining-on-the-go | The Pebble by Otherware created by Pentatonic in collaboration with i am OTHER | STIRworld
The Pebble is designed for dining-on-the-go Image Credit: Courtesy of Pentatonic
Your pebble is widely recycled. Just disassemble and add to your local recycling, or better yet, trade-back to us so we can make new things. – Otherware by Pentatonic

The fun, cutesy kit was originally designed for a world of festival dining, city lunch breaks, grab and go desk snacking and park and beach picnics. i am OTHER’s signature five colour palette is followed in this product design as well, each component engineered to fit in the compact, curved case. Each pebble can be hung from a bag strap or belt loop as it comes with a custom clip.  

Each pebble comes with a custom clip that can be hung from bags or loops | The Pebble by Otherware created by Pentatonic in collaboration with i am OTHER | STIRworld
Each pebble comes with a custom clip that can be hung from bags or loops Image Credit: Courtesy of Pentatonic

Products made from products inform the definitive guide to circular design economy and resourceful innovation. The Pebble from Otherware is not just functional design but is great for the planet’s health too. “OTHERWARE was built around a simple goal – to make beautiful, useful, relevant products, which make single use easily avoided. The fact the Pebble will be made from waste materials not only extends each product’s impact but also adds a cutting-edge technology story to a product which will also help keep you safe when dining out of home,” says Jamie Hall, Co-founder, Pentatonic.

  • The straw | The Pebble by Otherware created by Pentatonic in collaboration with i am OTHER | STIRworld
    The straw Image Credit: Courtesy of Pentatonic
  • The chopsticks | The Pebble by Otherware created by Pentatonic in collaboration with i am OTHER | STIRworld
    The chopsticks Image Credit: Courtesy of Pentatonic
  • The spoon | The Pebble by Otherware created by Pentatonic in collaboration with i am OTHER | STIRworld
    The spoon Image Credit: Courtesy of Pentatonic

Comments

Comments Added Successfully!

About Author

Jincy Iype

Jincy Iype

Iype is a trained architect, who often indulges in writing and amateur photography. She was a cinephile and a melophile even before she knew what those words meant. She is inclined towards architecture journalism, and can usually be found curled up reading a book, or cooking for therapeutic relief.

Recommended

LOAD MORE
see more articles
1251,1237,1204,1183,1299

Keep it stirring

get regular updates SIGN UP

Collaborate with us

This site uses cookies to offer you an improved and personalised experience. If you continue to browse, we will assume your consent for the same.
LEARN MORE AGREE