The Clay Pantry provides an alternative way to store fruit and vegetables in small urban apartments to avoid food waste.It is a collection of objects using electricity-free, evaporative cooling to extend the lifespan of fresh produce.
The approach of the Clay Pantry is to provide a suitable environment for the fruit and vegetable, which have the highest waste count. It has been inspired by traditional storing methods and which are applied to modern living scenarios. Clay has been used since ancient times as a storage solution for food and drinks. The porosity of earthenware gives the material cooling properties when soaked with water. It has been used in many countries for preserving fresh produce. Utilising this property, the Clay Pantry is a new principle of storage in small urban apartments. It is a collection of furniture, which is taken care of similarly to the watering routine of a plant. This ritual puts the attention to the produce effortlessly, providing a suitable environment to store fruit and vegetables. The Clay Pantry is a collection of objects, which can be flexibly placed around the apartment, where space is available.