Cleverly Designed Sustainable And Interactive Food Packaging By Tomorrow Machine

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This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Oil package. - A package made of caramelized sugar, coated with wax. This package is made for oil-based food.

This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Oil package. – A package made of caramelized sugar, coated with wax. This package is made for oil-based food.

This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Oil package. - To open it you crack it like an egg. When the material is cracked the wax do no longer protect the sugar and the package melts when it comes in contact with water.

This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Oil package. – To open it you crack it like an egg. When the material is cracked the wax do no longer protect the sugar and the package melts when it comes in contact with water.

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This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Oil package.

Swedish design studio Tomorrow Machine experiments with unusual materials to create revolutionary food packaging concepts. Pursuing the modernist principle of form follows function, Tomorrow Machine unites visual appeal with highly innovative and operational technologies to create both aesthetic and pragmatic design.

Their project This Too Shall Pass addresses the increasing issue of environmental pollution and recycling. Using biodegradable materials, studio has created food packaging that shares the symbiotic life span with the food housed inside. Vividly colored and minimalist in shape, these concept containers for oils, dry foods and liquids disintegrate when the contents they store are used.

“Is it reasonable that it takes several years for a milk carton to decompose naturally, when the milk goes sour after a week? “This Too Shall Pass” is a series of food packaging were the packaging has the same short life-span as the foods they contain. The package and its content is working in symbiosis.”

Besides their environmentally friendly attempts, Tomorrow Machine creates interactive product packaging to shape the innovations of tomorrow. Collaborating with Swedish research company Innventia, designers created self-opening and self-expanding packages based on the use of the 100% biodegradable material they developed together. According to Tomorrow Machine, “this is the new generation of sustainable package design, using materials that are both smart and environmentally friendly”. (via Packaging | Uqam)

This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Rice package. - Rice Package Package made of biodegradable beeswax.

This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Rice package. – Rice Package Package made of biodegradable beeswax.

This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Rice package. - To open it you peel it like a fruit. The package is designed to contain dry goods, for example grains and rice.

This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Rice package. – To open it you peel it like a fruit. The package is designed to contain dry goods, for example grains and rice.

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This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Rice package.

This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Smoothie package. - Gel of the agar agar seaweed and water are the only components used to make this package.

This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Smoothie package. – Gel of the agar agar seaweed and water are the only components used to make this package.

This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Smoothie package. - The package will wither at the same speed as its content.

This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Smoothie package. – The package will wither at the same speed as its content.

This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Smoothie package. - It is made for drinks that have a short life span and needs to be refrigerated, fresh juice, smoothies and cream for example.

This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Smoothie package. – It is made for drinks that have a short life span and needs to be refrigerated, fresh juice, smoothies and cream for example.

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This Too Shall Pass, 2012. Smoothie package.

Self-opening package. Client: Innventia 2012. - A package that opens itself when the temperature (in the oven) is just right and the food is ready to be served.

Self-opening package. Client: Innventia 2012. – A package that opens itself when the temperature (in the oven) is just right and the food is ready to be served.

Creators borrowed the self-opening shape from nature in order work with the mechano-active material which will change shape when exposed to high temperature.

Self-opening package. Client: Innventia 2012. – Creators borrowed the self-opening shape from nature in order work with the mechano-active material which will change shape when exposed to high temperature.

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Self-opening package. Client: Innventia 2012.

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Self-opening package. Client: Innventia 2012.

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Self-expanding package. Client: Innventia 2013. – This self-expanding instant food package combines different aspects of sustainability.

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Self-expanding package. Client: Innventia, 2013. – It saves space in transportation by being compressed – at the same time as it is made out of a 100% bio based and biodegradable material, invented by Innventia.

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Self-expanding package. Client: Innventia, 2013. – When pouring hot water into the package the mechano-active material will react to the heat and transform from a compressed package to a serving bowl.

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Self-expanding package. Client: Innventia, 2013.

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