Upgrade sardine cans

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Ricardo Vaz
Canned food - health - bisfenol A - glass - tradition - reusable - playfull - creative

Short Description

Reusable Sardine Glass Can with lego design opens the range of creative possibilities.

Detailed Description

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.

Project Details

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.


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