BDARI showcases its ‘Art on Tiffin Carrier’ exhibition as one of the world’s first collaboration between a lunchbox specialist and a select group of talented local artists at 1 Utama till this weekend 21st August. The one-of-a-kind platform display aims to elevate the typical tiffin carrier to a work-of-art as well as educating the general public on the detrimental effects of pollution – hence promoting an eco-friendlier lifestyle.
According to a WWF Malaysia report, Malaysians had, on average, produced approximately 22kg per capita plastic
packaging waste per year. Of the 380 million metric tons of plastic produced globally each year, around half is
designed to only be used once, and then discarded.
“Malaysia has the highest annual per capita plastic use per person compared to China, Indonesia, the Philippines,
Thailand and Vietnam.” said Mr. David Low, Co-founder and Managing Director of BDARI. “The popular ‘Tapau’
culture of our country is the major contributor of plastic waste problems. For example, a Laksa noodle with soup
takes up to 5 different single-use plastic bags, one for the noodles, one for the soup, plus wooden chopsticks
packed in plastic, and a separate small bag of chili, then a larger bag to hold them all”, he added on.
BDARI carries out a mission to promote “Bring Your Own Container (BYOC)” and packed lunch lifestyles. Its
designer tiffin carriers are an alternative solution to single-use plastics. The classic tiffin carrier is typically a multitiered bowl held together with a wooden bracket. Nowadays, this has evolved to stainless steel containers with
colourful stickers decorating them. BDARI has collaborated with local artists to further elevate this concept. The
artists were able to create inspired works-of-art from a generic tiffin carrier. The artists were given full liberty to
express their artistic nuances through their work. From 3D printed alterations, to wool encasing, to beautifully
painted carriers, the artists have certainly proven that these tiffin carriers are more than just lunchboxes, but
actually statement pieces – “Saving the environment doesn’t have to be boring”. The showcase, which is currently
being held at the ground floor centre court of the 1 Utama Shopping Centre, is in itself a minimalistic platform
display. The tiffin carriers are presented on white pedestal columns with a large ocean themed backdrop.
Emphasising the concept of beauty within the norm, BDARI hopes that this gesture of incorporating art within
something as ordinary as a metal food container will draw more attention to its efforts in instilling awareness of
how single-use plastic usage can be reduced by adopting a BYOC culture.
On top of creating the awareness, the art pieces on display are also up for sale. Proceeds from the sale would then
be equally distributed between the artists and the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS). The MNS promotes the
conservation of Malaysia’s natural heritage which closely aligns with BDARI’s overall aim of creating a better
tomorrow for future generations.
Where to buy customise tiffin? Bdari actually have an actual shop in 1 Utama which sits in new wing at level 2, right infront of customer service counter or same lvl as GSC escalator going up.
For any customization of tiffin, please contact Mr Shahrel Yusoff, Marketing Manager of BDARI at 011-5410 5514, or
email [email protected]