smile park: kup eatable cup by sugiX
 
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jun 19, 2011

smile park: kup eatable cup by sugiX

‘kup – eatable cup’ by sugiX for smile park all images courtesy of sugiX

for his project smile park, japanese designer sugiX creates sustainable products based on his experiences abroad. manufactured with local knowledge and grass-roots efforts, the objects are produced practically to be affordable and incorporated into a daily routine. drawing from the self-sufficient lifestyles of traditional villages, the ‘kup – eatable cup’ is the latest product for this project.

having visited developing areas in china, laos, and papua new guinea, sugiX draws from the village inhabitants across these countries: specifically how they use ingredients from nature to eat, and create primarily only biodegradable waste. made from rice flour, the kup is an edible disposable cup with a name that combines ‘kuu,’ eat in japanese, and ‘cup’ in english. the kup can be personalized with user’s teeth marks at parties, or eaten as an emergency food.

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