super flat picnic kit

 

2013

created in Perth, Western Australia

 

jarrah, pine, leather, cotton, aluminium,
PLA plastic (3D print)

 

 

The idea behind the SuperFlat Picnic Kit is to encourage impromptu picnicking.

 

I have endeavoured to make it as slim and light as possible (similar in size and lighter than a laptop) so that the kit can be carried around easily at any time. If one suddenly feels like enjoying lunch in the grass someplace, out emerges this full picnic set including blanket, plates, cups, cutlery and napkins! You can even invite a guest!

 

I wanted to make a product that allows people to make use of our many beautiful parks and green patches for a nice, slow and rather civilised little unplanned picnic. This I believe will encourage people’s appreciation for the environment and the importance of preserving green spaces in the urban landscape and reduce waste from disposable picnic ware.

folded & wrapped
folded & wrapped

the picnic blanket wraps neatly around the closed kit like a furoshiki.

open kit
open kit

kit includes 2 x collapsible cups, napkins, plates and cutlery sets.

picnic time!
picnic time!
open board
open board

the kits jarrah outer serves as a cutting or serving board

leather hinge
leather hinge
ants!
ants!