‘liquidglide’ non-stick bottle by david smith and MIT
david smith and a team of engineers at MIT may have solved the final puzzle piece to the perfect barbeque. ‘liquiglide’ is a design for a bottle that is coated in an FDA-approved substance, so that ketchup (and other condiments for that matter) just slides right out when you tilt the bottle -
no smacking required. the team would like to introduce the ‘super slippery’ substance to numerous other bottles, as it works with many types
of packaging such as glass, plastic and can also be applied in any number of ways, including spraying the coating onto the inside of vessel.
the project is a contender in the design museum’s ‘product’ category for the sixth annual designs of the year alongside:
bang & olufsen ‘beolit 12’ - cecile manz; colalife - simon berry; faceture vases - phil cuttance; light field camera - lytro; little printer - berg; oigen kitchenware - jasper morrison and japan creative; olympic cauldron - heatherwick studio; plug lamp - form us with love; surface tension lamp - front; switch collection - inga sempe and legend; tekio - anthony dickens;
child vision glasses - josh silver; color porcelain - scholten and baijings; e-source - hal watts; kiosk 2.0 - unfold studio; papa foxtrot toys - postlerferguson; pier hardy travel sprays - frederic malle; replicator 2 - makerbot; and the w127 lamp - dirk winkle.
Richard Seymour speaks about “emotionally functional” design that focuses on how beauty feels, “taking the brain” out of something and feeling it in the gut: Poignancy, Pathos, Triumph, “not just about nice”.
As a partner in seymourpowell, Richard Seymour designs idea-driven products — from household goods to trains and motorcycles. Full bio and more links