Rolling pins by Joanne Choueiri, Giulia Cosenza, Povilas Raskevicius


Rollware developed by Joanne Choueiri, Povilas Raskevicius and Giulia Cosenza from Rotterdam’s Piet Zwart Institute. Rollware is a set of laser-cut rolling pins designed as a tool for the production of bread-based edible dishware, which are adorned with customised and useful patterns. The sustainable products merge traditional crafts, tableware production and cooking with digital technology.


Rollware repurposes the typical culinary rolling pin found in kitchens to a human-powered fabrication device. It reintroduces the rolling pin as a multi-functional device for production, while also addressing sustainability in disposable plates, since the baked bread plates can be eaten rather than thrown away.

The laser-cut rolling pins provide two separate functions: imprinting patterns on the dough and cutting the dough to the size of a plate. Four patterns were designed to fit the arrangement and overall styling of various food types, helping the user to arrange and display dishes as needed. Since the user applies the pressure to imprint the patterns, each piece is unique. The second set of pins is designed to cut the dough into one of four plate sizes, giving flexibility depending on the meal.


Rollware plates are edible tableware that plays an active and surprising role in the eating and dining experience. The design and making is a simple production line, each step adds a key element to the final product.


Design by Joanne Choueiri (Lebanese-America) |  Povilas Raskevicius (Lithuania) |  Giulia Cosenza (Italy) | Piet Zwart Institute

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