Jools Fenlon

Jools Fenlon

Product Design Engineering BSc

Plates on a Roll

The disposable tableware market is oversaturated with products that more or less all offer the same performance. With plates, cups and cutlery having been perfected over the hundreds of years since humans started using them how does one stand out in such a market? The answer is a picnic set that features a unique paper plate design that is able to wrap around the cups and cutlery yet remain rigid enough once unwrapped to eat off comfortably, creating a standout and compact product which is easy to carry to the picnic site. The final prototype is simple, fully functional and commercially viable, made on a thermoform machine using a new stretchable paper.