The Fishbox project is a series of lunch boxes especially made for the lover of the occasional sea food on the go. Take your lobster, mussels or fish fingers wherever you want – thanks to Fishbox.
With the idea in mind of designing a project representing our university at the Milan Design Week, Fabian Otten and I created the Fishboxes. This ironic product mocks the ongoing trend of fastfood and having a product for everything in every situation.
The project started as a 5 day project. We had to pitch a product or a concept that would represent our university at the Milan Design Week. Our goal was to create a mocking and humorous product taking the spirit of the maritime location of our university.
The concept was inspired by the BanaBox, which is exclusively for carrying one banana. It has to have the right size and curvature to work. We took up this idea and designed lunch boxes for a lobster, eel, shrimp and Kieler sprotte, a small fish that is typical for this region.
The next step was to build the lunch boxes. These are made usually made out of injection molded polypropylen. This manufacturing method was not an option. We experimented with 3D printers, deep drawing and milling. Deep drawed polystyrol created the best results. With this method we built lunch boxes for mussels, shrimps, trouts, lobsters and fish fingers. We used fake food models to display the Fishboxes carrying their items.
»The Fishbox project is a series of lunch boxes especially made for the lover of the occasional sea food on the go. Take your lobster, mussels or fish fingers wherever you want – thanks to Fishbox.«
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2019
VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2019