Meet Tomorrow Machine, the studio doing mind-blowing things with food packaging

What we will see in the near future is packaging with displays, indicators and sensors. For example milk cartons that can detect whether the milk has become sour or not. The biggest advantage with this kind of packaging is to prevent unnecessary food waste. Daily updates on the latest design and architecture vacancies advertised on Dezeen Jobs. The coating is a new technology developed by KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, which mimics the surface of a lotus leaf to create a surface that’s resistant to dirt and water. “It is real but a very new technology that is still being developed, so it’s not ready for the industry yet,” explained Billqvist.

Based out of Stockholm and Paris, Tomorrow Machine comprises Billqvist and Anna Glansén, and specialises in packaging, product and food concepts. “Our vision as designers is to build a better world through research, new technologies and intelligent material,” they said. “We believe in looking at science from a creative point of view to shape the innovations of tomorrow.”

  • “It is real but a very new technology that is still being developed, so it’s not ready for the industry yet,” explained Billqvist.
  • The packaging is therefore made with the same short life span as the food they contain, like a symbiosis.
  • Microgarden is a tiny, paper greenhouse that uses agar seaweed to grow micro-greens and herbs.
  • Sure, the crisp packets have gotten a bit fancier and pricey organic veg comes in marginally more environmentally friendly materials now, but on the whole food has been left far behind the crowd in terms of progression.

The self-cleaning plate is a result of a collaboration between Tomorrow Machine and Innventia, a global leader in research and development of pulp, paper, packaging and biorefining. Innventia commissioned the Swedish design studio to come up with three different products which are going to be presented with a series of innovative cellulose-based products called Ekoportal 2035. Gel of the agar-agar seaweed and water are the only components used to make this package.

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Through the series This Too Shall Pass, the designers ask if it’s reasonable that it takes several years for a milk carton to decompose naturally, when the milk goes sour after a week. Overall, the commonality that threads though each concept is the strong influence from nature. While most designers indeed draw their inspiration from nature, creating organic forms and graphics out of “unnatural” materials, Tomorrow Machine chooses to complement their products with substrates that are in similar family. By doing so, the consumer is gifted magical experiences that come from interacting with the design.

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Sent every Thursday and featuring a selection of the best reader comments and most talked-about stories. The cellulose pulp is first made into a sheet, which is then heat pressed in a mould. “The material becomes as hard as a regular ceramic product, but with the advantages that it is lightweight and won’t crack or break in case it’s dropped,” Hanna Billqvist of Tomorrow Machine told Dezeen. The prototype tableware was made to showcase the qualities of a new cellulose-based material developed by Innventia, which is light but strong and can be moulded into double-curved surfaces. In a time of high food waste this packaging will force a strong consciousness to food consumerism. Sign up to our newsletters and we’ll keep you in the loop with everything good going on in the creative world.

When the machine is activated, any human within the range of the machine’s blast radius would have their time stopped and could be killed by a tomorrow person because a person whose time is stopped isn’t technically alive. Once the machine builds up enough power, even without a host inside the machine, it will continue to grow in power until it hits critical mass and stops the time for all humans in the range of the blast. When Stephen destroyed the machine, the power that were stored in the machine ripped apart time-space and created a vortex that sucked the Founder into it.

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This too shall pass asks whether it is reasonable that it takes several years for a milk carton to decompose naturally, when the milk goes sour after a week? “This too shall pass” is a series of food packages where the packaging has the same short life span as the foods they contain. The package and its contents are working in symbiosis. Tomorrow Machine is a creative studio based in Stockholm.

Made from biodegradable wax, Tomorrow Machine proposes this conical packaging to store dry goods such as grains and rice. The basmati rice gets wrapped in a pyramid of soft beeswax, soy-ink printed and dusted with pearlescent robin’s egg blue. The act of opening the package is very similar to peeling an orange.

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The package will wither at the same rate as its content. It is made for drinks that have a short life span and need to be refrigerated – fresh juice, smoothies, and cream, for example. A package made of caramelized sugar, coated with wax. When the material is cracked the wax no longer protects the sugar and the package melts when it comes in contact with water.

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Based in both Stockholm and Paris, Swedish design studio Tomorrow Machine elevates packaging to an excitingly futuristic, sustainable level. These innovative food packaging solutions are cooked up by product designers Hanna Billqvist and Anna Glansén, who met during their years at Beckman’s College of Design in Stockholm. Together they form Tomorrow Machine, uniting research, new technologies and intelligent material towards building a better world.

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Tomorrow Machine, a design studio based in Sweden, has been producing some of the most innovative packaging designs of the future. Winning the Dieline Packaging Design Awards 2013 for Sustainable Packaging, they are at it again with 5 other creations including Basmati rice, Olive oil, Raspberry smoothie, Microgarden, and the Self-opening food package. What makes their creations so unique is the choice of substrates. Meet Tomorrow Machine, the Swedish product design studio giving it a encouraging shove. The project combines the knowledge of scientists and the creativity of designers. When pouring hot water into the package the mechano-active material will react to the heat and transform from a compressed package to a serving bowl.

The Sustainable expanding bowl created for Innventia is a self-expanding instant food package combining different aspects of sustainability. It saves space in transportation by being compressed – at the same time, it is made out of a 100% bio-based and biodegradable material, invented by Innventia. “to build a better world through research, new technologies and intelligent material. We believe in looking at science from a creative point of view to shape the innovations of tomorrow”.

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