Ricardo Randi is a product designer and art director made in Italy. He found the wood+plastic concept during a project for the branding of a restaurant in Italy. He found that market for nice disposable sets was heavily lacking, that’s why he decided to develop an appropriate take-away cutlery set for the restaurant.
Thewood+plastic design is based on the combination of both materials wood and plastic. The solution brings the best of both worlds by combining a plastic recyclable head piece and a re-usable wooden handle. The wood offers a soft and elegant touch, while the plastic provides a functional feature.
wood+plastic brings the best of both worlds by combining a plastic recyclable head piece and a re-usable wooden handle.
wood+plastic has not been produced yet. Prototypes were made by Ricardo Randi using 3D printed nylon plastic and hand-cut wooden sticks.