ISSUE 49  |  Contemporary Elegance

Tabletop: Wasara Paper Goods at Branch

December 07, 2009 9:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

A while back, we admired the Wasara line of sculptural disposable paper goods designed by Tokyo-based Shinichiro Ogata. Made from tree-free renewable materials (sugarcane fiber, bamboo, and reed pulp), the eco-friendly pieces are oil and water resistant and fully biodegradable and compostable. Branch is currently accepting preorders; pieces are expected to ship around December 15.

Above: Wasara Compote Bowl; $10 for a pack of six.

Above: Wasara Small Kaku Plate; $8 for a pack of 12 (also available in medium and large sizes).

Above: Wasara Wine Cup; $10 for a pack of six.

Above: Wasara Bowl; $10 for a pack of six.

Above: The Wasara pieces come in appealing cardboard packages.