A tableware made with air pollution,
would you eat from it?
The air quality is not good. Every day, we unnoticed inhale soot, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter, of which we are the producers ourselves. Architect Iris de Kievith and designer Annemarie Piscaer found a way to harvest fine dust and use it as glaze for ceramics. With the colour that the particulate matter gives, the poor air quality is made visible, and even tangible. Because the use of tableware, your breakfast plate and your coffee cup, in intimacy, is related to breathing, it was chosen as a medium for raising awareness of air pollution. Part of the project is “participative urban mining”; you can participate in the harvesting of the dust. This is certainly possible in cities where air quality must be brought to the attention, in the Netherlands and abroad. After all, the wind blows the dust everywhere. The aim of the project is to reduce the amount of pollution in the air – so much so that one day no more tableware can be produced due to lack of raw material.