Y2 - Disposable Cutlery
Y2 is a disposable cutlery with knife, fork and spoon in one piece, designed for music festivals based on the Øyafestival in Oslo. This cutlery makes it easier to eat at at festival while your outside, and makes it possible to eat with just one hand available. Y2 encourage recycling which is an important part of the environmental profile of the festival. Y2 reduces the usage of plastic compared to standard disposable cutlery.
In the process concerning the shape of the cutlery, we worked a lot with hand sketches and simple
mock-ups of cardboard and plastic, to be able to test them out right away. Later in the process we used Catia and rapid prototyping to obtain more accurate test models.
Y2 is logistic-friendly in the sense that it can be stacked and reduces the usage of plastic compared to standard disposable cutlery. The cutlery has been designed so it can be produced by injection molding, which is the most optimal production method for this kind of product in terms of price, quality and high quantity.
Y2 has an added value through the possibility to hang it on the edge of a plate, thus simplifying the user situation further.
Ask Helseth, Johannes Hegdahl & Camilla Monrad-Krohn
Steinar Killi (AHO 2012)