Sand is one of the most abundant materials on earth, so it’s nice to see people creating products from it that are useful. Creative firm The Foundry has a set of coffee cups made from a material they call Ramel, that is moldable. Seen as more of an experimental product than a mainstream offering, we’re intrigued by the possibilities, and the evolution of the material. Currently selling at an expensive $176/four. Via DesignBoom:
Inspired by every shifting dunes, The Foundry by Tinkah set out to develop a material that tames the characteristics of desert sand into a moldable medium. “Ramel” has the ability to shift shape into functional and aesthetic products that emerge from their environment rather than adopting their surrounding. As an homage to a global culture, The Foundry has designed and produced the humble coffee cup Using our new material Ramel.