Can you tell us all about Tomorrow Machine?We are both product designers specializing in packaging design. Hanna is based in Paris and Anna in Stockholm. We work together over Skype and travel between the two cities.
Can you tell us about ‘This too shall pass?’When we started this project we asked ourselves the question “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 packages were the packaging has the same short life span as the foods they contain. The package and its content are working in symbiosis. In this project, we asked ourselves how packaging can be made in a near future, with the technology that is available today. Our inspiration is fruit peel and how nature itself packages food.
Have many businesses contacted you about using your innovations?
Where can we find them?None of the packages from the series ‘This too shall pass’ are on the market yet.
Your designs would effectively cut out the need for plastic recycling, so could your packaging be made from recycled sources?The packaging series “This Too Shall Pass is” is made from renewable sources, sugar, beeswax and agar-agar gel. We do not see that these packages can be made from recycled sources but we absolutely believe in recycled plastic as a great packaging material, we are currently working on a product made from recycled plastic.
How do you feel about the insane amount of packaging people consume?It is obviously insane, but we do not believe in blaming the consumer. Manufacturers need to think in a different way, and offer consumers better and greener alternatives.
What are your thoughts about landfill use?