Ooho!

Edible water packaging

Founding Year: 2014

Location: UK

Inspired by the way nature encapsulates liquids using membranes, Ooho! proposes an alternative to the plastic bottle.

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SEMI-FINALIST

Venture

Competition

Birmingham

2015

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After experimenting with the culinary technique of spherification with different ingredients, proportions and dimensions, a “recipe” was found to create “Ooho!” with a double gelatinous membrane in different sizes.

The technique applies sodium alginate (E-401) from the brown algae and calcium chloride(E-509) in a concrete proportion in order to generate a gelification on the exterior of the liquid. The final package is a simple, cheap (2ct/unit), resistant, hygienic, biodegradable and even eatable water blob.

Team Members: Rodrigo García. (Architect, Designer, M.Arch, M.Sc., M.A.); Pierre Paslier . (Designer & Engineer, M.Sc, M.A); Guillaume Couche . (Designer & Engineer, M.Sc, M.A); Valentina Santolini (Chemist, PhD candidate)