Marije Vogelzang (Dutch, born 1978), Studio Marije Vogelzang (Dordrecht, Netherlands, founded 1999); Paper-based clay, marzipan; Courtesy of Studio Marije Vogelzang

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1005, Plant Bones Food Prototypes, 2016

Plant Bones are palm-sized objects with boney, ribbed structures shaped like leaves. This speculative project by Marije Vogelzang proposes a future of plant-based protein grown on the boney scaffolds of a mutant plant species. Imagine spare ribs, without the pig. Rather than using traditional utensils, could we one day grow food on bone-like structures to finger and nibble, our tongues wrestling the food from between the ribs?

Marije Vogelzang (Dutch, born 1978), Studio Marije Vogelzang (Dordrecht, Netherlands, founded 1999); Paper-based clay, marzipan; Courtesy of Studio Marije Vogelzang

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