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UpHold Cup

Regular price $90

UpHold

(A pack include a 8oz cup and an ethically trade drip coffee)

UpHold symbolizes the magic of it upholding its own dynamics to carry a beverage and at the same time the coffee and tea produced by social enterprises worldwide that it so proudly upholds. The design redefines what a portable beverage container can be and is not only ethical but sustainable.

The UpHold Cup is produced entirely in virgin polypropylene (PP) which is known to be one of the safest polymers for carrying food and drinks. It is also one of the most recyclable polymers because of its relatively low degree of material degradation and low degree of environmental contamination during the process. 

The UpHold Cup's portable design is based on a transformable geometry which the studio studied and improvised. The key to this structure is that it is binary, meaning that it 'snaps' between one state to the with no intermediate form. This distinct characteristic makes it ideal for a cup design, of which rigidity is required to make sure it does not accidentally collapse during use, especially when it is carrying a beverage close to boiling temperature.

Its shape also enables users to grasp it at its vertices without the need of an insulation sleeve, due to minimal contact with the cup surface. In contrast with the concentric folding in design common in the market, the cup's vertical folding makes possible a better balance cup, safe from tipping over.

UpHold

(A pack include a cup and an ethically trade drip coffee)

UpHold一名語帶雙關,象徵撑持着杯子結構去盛載飲品的同時,也撑持着世界各地生產咖啡及茶葉的公平社企。杯子為便攜飲料容器設計重新定義,煥發出一個合乎道德及可持續概念的產品。

UpHold Cup完全由純聚丙烯Virgin PolypropylenePP)製成,已知是攜帶食品和飲料的最安全的聚合物之一。它也是最可回收的聚合物之一,因為其在該過程中相對低的材料降解程度和低程度的環境污染。

UpHold Cup的便攜式設計基於工作室研究和即興創作的可變形幾何。這個結構的關鍵是它是二進制的,意味著它在一個狀態和沒有中間形式之間捕捉。這種獨特的特性使其對於杯子設計是理想的,其中需要剛性以確保其在使用期間不會意外塌陷,特別是當其攜帶接近沸騰溫度的飲料時。

UpHold Cup形狀還使得用戶能夠在其頂點處抓住它,而不需要絕緣套筒,這是由於與杯子表面的最小接觸。與市場上常見的同心折疊設計相反,杯子的垂直折疊使得更好的平衡杯成為可能,從而避免翻倒。

 

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