The initial aim of Bento was to create a set of dishware for the modern university apartment.
Sketching and Form Ideation
A few sketches exploring how the individual parts of Bento would stack and settle.
Bento is designed to accent a kitchen, and stay out of the way. It maintains the necessary function of a plate through slight tilt into the corners, and yet won't rock like other plates. The chopsticks are based on the Chinese design, with a flat edge to prevent rolling.