Hopt is a delicious clean soda fusing hop extracts with natural flavours and less than half the sugar of leading regular soft drinks. Through 'lean start-up' methodologies like rapid prototyping and extensive quantitative research, Hopt's multifaceted user-centred design unfolded. Over 15 features are built into each bottle, all offering specific benefits to the user considering their functional, social and emotional needs whilst socialising. Crafted by a team across Melbourne, Tokyo and Auckland, including agency partner Shine, Hopt was created in 2013.
The MiPan is designed to absorb the fat and liquid by-products of the cooking process and hold them within a cavity preventing unpleasant spitting and the associated mess. This efficient removal of excess fat and liquid creates leaner food cooked at lower temperatures. The reduction in cooking temperature means a reduction in carcinogens produced by pyrolysis. Finally the MiPan promotes the Maillard reaction as the removal of water facilitates the recombination of sugars and amino acids to form new flavour compounds.
Epi-Happy is a small centerpiece for the office desks and dinner tables of tomorrow. The inspirational background -a translation in three dimensional space of ornamental motifs- makes it a classic yet a contemporary stylish object. A triple repetition of a basic unit creates a continuous storage area that can store or display several small objects. The continuity of space also helps it act as a cable holder, or it can be instantly transformed into an anti-stress device as well. Just throw a ball and try to roll it around. In every aspect, Epi-Happy is a friendly space occupant.
The Contra vessels are a collection of pieces that showcase the combination of two differing ideas through materials. Whether it be the idea of indoors and outdoors, hot and cold or dark and light. The vessels bring together these differences in a developed and formulated outcome.
Innovative cup for coffee or tea which mixing ingredients without spoon. It rotates around its pivot-center on a stand-saucer by a push hand. Special pear-shaped design and the ribs which are inclined towards rotation provide good mixing drinks and prevent a spillage (streams of liquid go down). There is no more discomfort from a spoon hitting the cup. The process of drinking coffee or tea obtains a shade of a beautiful game.