Cleo de Brabander created her latest series of storage products by initially asking a group of elderly people how they preserved food before the invention of the refrigerator. Her newest collection of kitchenware uses simple traditional methods of keeping food fresh, but with a modern design.
One of the items is a apple-trivet made from rubber that gives enough space for apples to prevent them from rotting quicker. There’s also a rubber cheese box with space for sugar, as the sugar is able to regulate the humidity so that the cheese keeps fresher for longer.
De Brabander explains that:
I am inspired by how we value our food and how this has changed over time. Food is something we are confronted with every day. But the generation of today lives in a haze of ignorance when it comes to our nutrients. A gigantic waste of food is only possible in a society where food has lost its value and the moral sense that wasting food is wrong is lost.
Click through the gallery below to see more images of De Brabander’s designs.