Dissolvable Rice Starch Drinking Vessel

Super Synthetics

With the Super Synthetics project, a drinking vessel based on natural materials was developed by Maria Idicula Kurian as her master’s thesis at Central Saint Martins College. Various ingredients such as rice pepper, potato starch and bacterial cellulose were experimented with and used in the project.

If liquid is added to the drinking vessel, it can be used for up to two days before it biodegrades on its own. The more layers of rice starch or rice paper that cover the container, the longer it takes to dissolve.

Product Name: Super Synthetics
Manufacturer: Maria Idicula Kurian (term paper)
Project Status: Concept // Prototype // Market Ready // Series Production Ready

Source: Solanki, Seetal: Why Materials Matter. Responsible Design for a Better World, Munich 2018, p. 194.
Image source: Maria Idicula Kurian