German designers Kai Linke and Peter Eckart have created an exhibition for the London Design Biennale in which disposable plastic cutlery is displayed as archaeological artefacts.
The German installation is one of 29 exhibitions by different countries and regions at the London Design Biennale. It was curated by Thomas A Geisler and is a collection of utensils that the designers collected over a time period of 20 years.
Spoon Archaeology was organised and designed as a study that presents single-use plastic as if displayed in "a natural history museum," where the items have become artefacts.
The Spoon Archaeology cutlery is displayed in light wood cases placed in the centre of the room. Within the cases, the objects are organised and grouped by colour shade and by function.