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Do you have a big holiday dinner planned? Will it leave you with a big holiday mountain of dishes?

Thanks to Swedish design firm Tomorrow Machine and research company Innventia, big holiday dinners of the future may become a lot less labour intensive. That’s because they have developed prototype self-cleaning tableware.

The tableware is made entirely out of cellulose. It has similar qualities to a lotus leaf, repels dirt and is water-resistant. Tomorrow Machine claims the product cuts down on on manufacturing resources and does not need water or soap to get clean. The reason is the special superhydrophobic coating that repels dirt and water.

No word if that coating also makes your turkey gravy and peas endlessly slip n’ slide around your plate, but we forsee fun for the kids at the holiday table.

The self-cleaning tableware was created in response to a challenge by the Swedish Forest Industries Federation to invent products of the future made from cellulose from Swedish forests. Tomorrow Machine claims the dishes are as hard as ceramic but won’t crack or break if dropped, which in our minds makes it even more awesome.

THE END OF THIS? PHOTO: TARA HUNT

CAN SELF-CLEANING TABLEWARE PUT AN END TO THIS? PHOTO: TARA HUNT

The tableware is still in the prototype phase, but we’re hoping it will be in be our kitchen cupboards very, very soon. We can almost taste the freedom.

sources: Design Taxi + PSFK 

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