- Organic Milk Bottle Design - 48 Hour Repackaging Project
Collaborative project with Kumi Yoshizuma, Trang Dang
Organic Milk was a 48 hour repackaging competition on the dates 2/25/11-2/27/11. There were four category we could have chose: Beer cases/bottle, light bulbs, honey, and milk. We picked milk and design everything from the bottle to a system to recycle the bottle with.
- Why we picked Milk
We choose milk to the fact that we love drinking it. Our redesign of the milk bottle was going for these main topics: Keeping milk fresh and at it’s best conditions, making it reusable, and also recyclable. We chose recycled glass for it’s extraordinary functions. Glass bottles make milk stay fresher, taste better, and it doesn’t hold any odors. Milk also stays colder and doesn’t spoil at fast.
- There are five main features to our redesign of the glass milk bottle: 100% recyclable aluminum cap which is used to cap the milk and also have a long life of reuse for future milk bottles, vintage tops coming from vintage milk cans, new holding area where it’s based off the natural curve of the hand, pH indicator to see if the milk is still good, and it’s extruding body from dairy farm silos.
- We first started at the top with the 100% recyclable aluminum cap in which we chose metal for it’s long life time and also it’s a solid seal on the milk bottle in which you can keep reusing over and over again.
We wanted to use vintage milk can tops for it’s famous wide opening, so that you can pour or drink easily.
The design for the new holding area is very natural to the curves of the hand. We used two convex circles on the side of the bottle so even the bottle is wet you will still have a strong nonslip grip on the milk bottle.
- The pH Indicator is a great new addiction to the milk bottle. It indicates when the lactic acid reaches the pH level of 4.3 to 4.5 in which at this level spoils the milk. It is designed with in the letter “MILK” in the front of the bottle. If the letters “MILK” are transparent then your good to drink but if it’s dark grey then the milk has gone bad.
- The elongated body comes from the large dairy silos in which they hold large quality of milk or liquids. The extruded body also has a modern design feel to it, in which is refreshing and exceptional to it’s look and feel of the bottle.
- Making the bottles recyclable and functional was a big part of our design. When finish with the milk bottle people can either throw the bottle away or can either recycle it, take it back to the store and buy more milk for a cheaper price for bringing the bottle back. Even those the first time you buy the bottle; it will be more expensive over time it will be cheaper if you keeping it back to the store. The reuse of the bottle may have many functions but main storage, you can put olive oil, vinegar, jam, i can become a center piece for the table with flowers in side of it, and even afterward you can take it back to the store and get more milk at a great price.