The Gourd project

The Gourd project

A Biodegradable Cup


The Gourd project

Truly Sustainable Cups Are Finally Here.

We are in an urgent need to shift our current cradle-to-grave paradigm. Take-away cups and packaging are a standard of everyday life but they produce an incredible amount of waste that ends up in landfills and contaminates our precious waterways and landscapes. What if aside from being a material resource, nature could also provide a solution for this worldwide issue?  Learn more. 


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Cups For The Future

For the last few years, CRÈME / Jun Aizaki Architecture & Design has been exploring a way to bypass this waste cycle through a biodegradable molded gourd. We call it “The Gourd Project”. Along the exploration that this thought intitiated, CRÈME identified gourds as a fast growing plant that bears robust fruits each season, developing a strong outer skin, and fibery inner flesh. Once dried, gourds have traditionally been used by ancestors as receptacles like cups. CRÈME explored this centuries-old craft, using molds to grow gourds into functional shapes, such as cups and flasks to create sustainable, renewable, and compostable products without waste.  Learn more. 

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The Gourd Cup

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The Gourd Flask


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& Press

We are already communicating and delivering the idea of The Gourd Project to the end user, through the 100+ press hits they have received, including features in Dezeen, FastCompany and NowThis News. The industry is acknowledging CRÈME and The Gourd Project as a valuable solution for the ever growing issue of waste and creating a successful sustainable solution by reducing the environmental impact of plastic. Learn more. 

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