The science of Curvd
The precise engineering, design decisions, and
testing behind Curvd mug's design.
It started with 3D printable solutions to every day activities for those with upper limb difference. The idea was to adapt people with upper limb difference to the world, why can't we adapt the world to all hands? We started with the product that gives human the most simple joy of our everyday lives: a mug. The problem was that mugs are not designed for all hands. Because all hands are different. Some hand are small, some are large, some are wide, some are narrow, some are weaker, some are stronger, some have 3 fingers, and some have none.
We sketched 95 ideas
3D Printed 37 Designs
Prototyped 12 Ceramic mugs
Selected 1 design
Perfectly angled to hold the mug effortlessly.
Inclusive - multiple grips.
Fits commercial & domestic dishwashers
Two carefully designed curves that allow those with upper limb difference to lift the mug.
Wide handle to prevent from rotating or slipping in all 3 directions x-y-z.
The change of profile section lowers the center of mass for perfect balance.
Tapered body for a modern look.