berta julià sala's glop containers mold to serve any & every purpose berta julià sala's glop containers mold to serve any & every purpose
mar 30, 2015

berta julià sala's glop containers mold to serve any & every purpose

berta julià sala’s glop containers mold to serve any & every purpose 
all images courtesy of berta julià sala

 

 

 

‘glop’ is a set of five food containers with a wide variety of functions. created by spanish designer berta julià sala, the pieces can be used as a cup, pasta bowl, dish, bottle, mixing bowl, or just about anything else you can think of. the softness provided by ‘glop’s’ platinum silicone material allows users to change objects shapes with simple gestures

glopcontainersdesignboom08
a big bowl useful for preparing, mixing and also serving salads

 

 

 

specific shapes can be generated by modifying the main body of any ware. by pressing the edges of a cup, liquid can be funneled more precisely into another vessel, while simultaneously supplying a better grip. salad can be mixed by simply ‘closing’ and shaking a bowl. they are useful for pouring, mixing, serving, straining, preserving, preparing, eating, drinking or, you get the point. 

 

 

video courtesy of berta julià sala

 

 

 

‘glop’ is made of food-safe platinum silicone that can be machine-washed, heated, and cooled. its clean lines and simple form–as well as softness to the touch–encourages potential users to play and experiment with the ware repurposing to any application. sala developed the dishes as an end to extensive research on everyday objects, and how perception affects affordances and clarity

glopcontainersdesignboom07
the bowl can be ‘closed’ with an intuitive gesture 

glopcontainersdesignboom06
salad or other dishes can be easily mixed by shaking the bowl


‘glop’ as regular bowl 

glopcontainersdesignboom05
as a strainer

glopcontainersdesignboom04
the glass can become a cup or a jar, depending on its use

glopcontainersdesignboom03
the user creates the shape needed to efficiently pour liquid

glopcontainersdesignboom02
all the containers are rigid enough to be used as regular glasses or bowls 


large pasta dish 


softness of the edges let users create the perfect shape to drink without spilling

glopcontainersdesignboom01
‘glop’s’ silicone material can be machine-washed and is very durable 

 

 

designboom has received this project through its ‘DIY submissions’ feature, which welcomes readers to submit their own work for publication. see more designboom readers submissions here.

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    design news