Mutated produce

Would a banana still be a banana if it weren't yellow and shaped as it is? A philosophical question perhaps, but one that Uli Westphal explores with Mutatoes.

The Mutato-Archive by Uli Westphal is a collection of nonstandard fruits, roots and vegetables, displaying a dazzling variety of forms, colours and textures. The complete absence of botanical anomalies in our supermarkets has caused us to regard the consistency of produce presented there as natural. Produce has become a highly designed, repetitive product. Mutatoes are the last remainders of a once rich and diverse repertoire of colours and shapes that have been replaced by uniform and monochrome industrial cultivars.