London studio Seymourpowell has mixed an insulated water bottle and a cup with a lid right into a single product, Bottlecup, so customers solely want to recollect one merchandise when leaving the home.
The house owners of Bottlecup, Kate and Mark Arnell, requested multidisciplinary company Seymourpowell to assist them create a single merchandise that might exchange each disposable water bottles and occasional cups.
They discovered that roughly 2.5 billion disposable espresso cups are used after which thrown away every year within the UK, with just one in 400 of these being recycled.
Recognising that reusable-cup house owners typically neglect to hold their vessel with them, they appeared for a approach to unite a vacuum-insulated bottle with a lidded cup that can be utilized for takeaway drinks.
The mission staff recognized that present reusable bottles or flasks in the marketplace both did not present a cup lid, or did not enable the bottle and cup for use independently of each other.
“Bottlecup innovated to mix a reusable water bottle and reusable cup and cup lid into one seamless merchandise, the place each objects functioned of their fullest independently of one another with out compromise,” the designers defined.
The stainless steel water bottle slots contained in the cup and twists to lock it in place when carrying each objects. The 2 parts every characteristic a gently curved silhouette that improves their ergonomic properties.
The cup may be launched with a easy twist and used by itself or with the silicone lid, which is saved in its base so customers need not carry it individually when ingesting drinks akin to smoothies, beer or soups.
The silicone waist supplies a tactile floor for holding the product, which makes twisting the cup on and off simpler. The colored band additionally prevents liquid from leaking into the person’s bag when the 2 parts are united.
Quite a lot of color choices for the silicone band and cup lid permits Bottlecup to be personalised by deciding on a favorite hue when buying the product. The cup can be obtainable in a variety of colors or in plain stainless-steel.
Sustainability and round design have been key considerations all through the mission, resulting in the creation of a product that’s plastic-free and makes use of no combined supplies so all the part components may be simply recycled.
“Designing with out plastic meant options like push-close lids and mouldable inflexible shapes have been all restricted from the design,” the mission staff defined.
“The bulk stainless-steel end has a satisfyingly engineered and qualitative really feel,” it added.
The 18/8 stainless-steel used for the bottle and cup may be collected by curbside recycling providers, whereas the band and cup lid are constructed from food-grade silicone that may be returned to Bottlecup to be recycled responsibly.
Bottlecup options on the shortlist for the product design (shopper design and wearables) class at Dezeen Awards 2023, alongside initiatives together with the newest model of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip smartphone and a bicycle that can easily switch between analogue and electric riding modes.
Different designs that reply to the difficulty of waste generated by disposable ingesting cups embody biodegradable cups made using home-grown vegetables and a circular-economy service called Cupclub that provides after which recycles its personal reusable espresso cups.