Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for
an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for
a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE
(free of charge)

Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Transformer / CUP

Transformer
Transformer

Transformer is a cup that makes use of the material Shape Memory Alloys. When we have tea or other beverages, often the material of the cup becomes too hot for us to hold. The ear of the cup can cause problems for storage. Through the characteristics of SMA, the shape of the cup will change its form when the temperature reaches a certain point. Therefore, when hot liquid is poured into the cup, the exterior of the cup will distort to become a barrier that prevents the hot temperature from burning the user. This will act as a reminder and protection for the user.

University

National Cheng Kung University

National Cheng Kung University
Tainan City, Taiwan

CHIEN-HSU CHEN

Design

LEE, YUN WEN

LEE, YUN WEN
Taipei, Taiwan

Shih,Huang Hsu National Taiwan University of Science and Technology