The Lotus Effect

Swedish research company Innventia and designers Anna Glansén and Hanna Billqvist from design agency Tomorrow Machine have teamed up once again to create a collection of self-cleaning plates and cups.

Mimicking the hydrophobic (water repellent) surface of the lotus leaf, the cellulose-based products boast a super hydrophobic coating that repels dirt. Designed for the year 2035, the self-cleaning plates and cups save the world’s dwindling water supply and offer an ecological alternative to environmentally damaging detergents.

To read about Tomorrow Machine and Innventia’s first creative collaboration, see Sustainable Expanding Bowl.