If you find yourself always fighting at home over whose turn it is to wash the dishes, we’ve found the perfect solution to your least favorite chore. Swedish design firm Tomorrow Machine and research company Innventia have invented self-cleaning dishes that do the dirty work on their own.

All started when the Swedish Forest Industries Federation asked Tomorrow Machine and Innventia to think about ways to use cellulose found in Swedish Forests for the year 2035. This initiative led both firms to create a prototype of dishes that is resistant to dirt and water.

“The product not only saves resources during the manufacturing process, but also over its full-life cycle, not requiring water and chemicals to be kept clean,” stated the geniuses behind the invention.

 Never Wash Your Dishes Again

The tableware works thanks to cellulose—an organic compound that can be found in the production of paper. Cellulose pulp is first put on a sheet that is then heated and pressed through a mould. This process turns the pulp into a hard surface—similarly to ceramic—which is then coated with a water and dirt resistant surface that was invented by KTH Royal Institute of Technology. This coating replicates the surface of a lotus leaf and is still currently in development.

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Tomorrow Machine claims that the dishes can never break or crack, given the hardness of the material. “Our vision as designers is to build a better world through research, new technologies and intelligent material,” shared Tomorrow Machine. We look forward to the future development of this technology, hoping that one day we won’t need to fight over washing dishes anymore!

The author Sharon Bijo is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Worldwider. Follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram @theworldwider

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Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, Sharon considers herself as a citizen of the world. Sharon currently resides in Geneva, Switzerland, but has also lived in Panama and New York. Born from an Israeli mother and a Lebanese father, she has traveled the world and has been passionate about writing since she first held a pen in her hand. Both people and different cultures have mesmerised her for as long as she can remember. Saying that "writing is in her genes," Sharon would always write growing up about her experiences abroad in her diary or on her teenage blog. She became extremely curious about the world around her, always loved to meet people, and thrives on telling stories -- after all, that's what being a journalist is all about.