- Team members
- Ricardo Vaz
- Canned food - health - bisfenol A - glass - tradition - reusable - playfull - creative
Reusable Sardine Glass Can with lego design opens the range of creative possibilities.
Canned food and its impacts on the environment and human body. While studying glass I stumbled by canned food history and was inspired by that and by Portugal where sardines had a major role as a food source in difficult times. I created this design as a better alternative to the traditional aluminum sardine can that is one time use and connected to bisphenol A.
Under the lid there's a hole where vacuum pressure is released when rotated. A natural silicon band prevents leaking. The cans fit each other in a lego way.
Mass production using moulds, and handmade special editions.
In Portugal we had a pacific revolution where violence and guns were not used, it is called the Carnation Revolution and it happened on 25 of April 1974. I relate that happening with glass qualities such as transparency, finesse and at the same time it’s amazing abilities of mutation. I visualize it hand painted with Red carnations, their Green stems and some of translucent sepia as one of the special editions.
- Does your design take social and cultural challenges and human wellbeing into consideration?
Reusability, natural materials. recall tradition.
I want to achieve a healthier way of canned food with the possibility of reusing It as a vacuum can.
The can has 3 rings of blo silicone that help to seal the vacuum but they are not In contact with the food, preventing It from any contamination by the material.
- Does your design support sustainable production, embodying circular or regenerative design practices?
By being reusable, by being a lego design and expanding the possibilities of use before trashing It. 100% recyclable.
- Does your design use principles of distribution and open source?
Simple design !that can be easily adapted to other forms and purposes.
- Does your design promote awareness of responsible design and consumption?
Strongly encourages reuse.