How Many Cups Can You Hold?

Two, three? Four is like pushing it too much; I can picture you spilling that hot beverage! The Smart Holder is exactly what we need. The sleeve has an interlocking system that allows you to hook up multiple cups of beverages together. A well thought-out idea that I hope works as well in practice.

Designer: Jongwoo Choi

    31 Comments

    • pinkieser says:

      Awesome it !

    • swag says:

      More dumbass people who believe in the illusion that they're saving time by walking around with coffee like a camel in the desert.

    • swag says:

      More dumbass people who believe in the illusion that they're saving time by walking around with coffee like a camel in the desert.

    • Мостовљанин says:

      1. Do we (the market) really need that? When and where would we use it? Is it less expensive to make a dish which can hold 10 cups or 10 smart holders (I presume it would be a plastic pipe which would be cut in 10 or more pieces) ?
      2. When you pick up 6 smart cups full of hot coffee without caps, take them somewhere, how do you SEPARATE them one from another, without spilling hot coffee all over the place?
      3. Type "oktoberfest" in your search engines and one of the first images would be a German girl holding 6-7 mugs of beer, without this smart holder thingy.
      4. Why don't you just drink your coffee sitting by the table, talking with somebody, people watching, music listening, savouring the atmosphere? Because you're rushing? Do you eat while rushing too? Soup, pasta, beef, etc? Oh yeah, the fast food! The healthy fast food! You've just designed something for the fast food and fast drinks industry. How nice of you… D'oh!

      • Bauski says:

        You have a very narrow-minded way of judging the thing. I don't really see the benefit of it but you assume that the only right habit to enjoy coffee is yours.
        As a good designer you should accept that other people have other habits and try to adapt to those instead of expecting people to adapt to yours. Because suprise, you are not an important person.
        Sorry that it's me who has to bring that to you!

    • Мостовљанин says:

      1. Do we (the market) really need that? When and where would we use it? Is it less expensive to make a dish which can hold 10 cups or 10 smart holders (I presume it would be a plastic pipe which would be cut in 10 or more pieces) ?
      2. When you pick up 6 smart cups full of hot coffee without caps, take them somewhere, how do you SEPARATE them one from another, without spilling hot coffee all over the place?
      3. Type “oktoberfest” in your search engines and one of the first images would be a German girl holding 6-7 mugs of beer, without this smart holder thingy.
      4. Why don't you just drink your coffee sitting by the table, talking with somebody, people watching, music listening, savouring the atmosphere? Because you're rushing? Do you eat while rushing too? Soup, pasta, beef, etc? Oh yeah, the fast food! The healthy fast food! You've just designed something for the fast food and fast drinks industry. How nice of you… D'oh!

      • Bauski says:

        You have a very narrow-minded way of judging the thing. I don't really see the benefit of it but you assume that the only right habit to enjoy coffee is yours.
        As a good designer you should accept that other people have other habits and try to adapt to those instead of expecting people to adapt to yours. Because suprise, you are not an important person.
        Sorry that it's me who has to bring that to you!

    • Мостовљанин says:

      1. Do we (the market) really need that? When and where would we use it? Is it less expensive to make a dish which can hold 10 cups or 10 smart holders (I presume it would be a plastic pipe which would be cut in 10 or more pieces) ?
      2. When you pick up 6 smart cups full of hot coffee without caps, take them somewhere, how do you SEPARATE them one from another, without spilling hot coffee all over the place?
      3. Type “oktoberfest” in your search engines and one of the first images would be a German girl holding 6-7 mugs of beer, without this smart holder thingy.
      4. Why don't you just drink your coffee sitting by the table, talking with somebody, people watching, music listening, savouring the atmosphere? Because you're rushing? Do you eat while rushing too? Soup, pasta, beef, etc? Oh yeah, the fast food! The healthy fast food! You've just designed something for the fast food and fast drinks industry. How nice of you… D'oh!

    • Don't change the subject. I didn't judge the habit (at first at least), I did judge the design. So, I'll try one more time, using "4 main design components" – functionality, ergonomics, aesthetics, economics.
      1. Is it functional? – Yes it is. It can help you carry more handless cups. But, all the weight of the cups+drinks+smart holders will gravitate to a single holder and carrier's 2 fingers. Can you carry 3 kg (6 full half liter cups) between 2 fingers in bent arm's position for long? You'll have to use other hand to help yourself. Isn't it better to use a dish, which will equally spread all that weight on it's surface, rather than 6 smartholders which will focus weight to your fingers?
      2. Is it ergonomic? – Read 1.
      3. Is it aesthetic? – It's a personal thing. Some will like it, some won't. No 'wow' from me.
      4. Is it economic? – What technology do you need to make a dish – a plate of some material + a press. What do you need for smart holder – plastic extrusion machine + plastic + cutter (cutting one big pipe in many small s.holders). What do you think, which costs less?
      5. I like this component too – Is it ecological? Plastic? Nope. Cardboard cup holder – yes, plywood dish – yes.
      The design failed. The habit to drink and eat 'on the go' is unhealthy, but that's a personal choice. As smoking is. As drug abuse is…

    • Don't change the subject. I didn't judge the habit (at first at least), I did judge the design. So, I'll try one more time, using “4 main design components” – functionality, ergonomics, aesthetics, economics.
      1. Is it functional? – Yes it is. It can help you carry more handless cups. But, all the weight of the cups+drinks+smart holders will gravitate to a single holder and carrier's 2 fingers. Can you carry 3 kg (6 full half liter cups) between 2 fingers in bent arm's position for long? You'll have to use other hand to help yourself. Isn't it better to use a dish, which will equally spread all that weight on it's surface, rather than 6 smartholders which will focus weight to your fingers?
      2. Is it ergonomic? – Read 1.
      3. Is it aesthetic? – It's a personal thing. Some will like it, some won't. No 'wow' from me.
      4. Is it economic? – What technology do you need to make a dish – a plate of some material + a press. What do you need for smart holder – plastic extrusion machine + plastic + cutter (cutting one big pipe in many small s.holders). What do you think, which costs less?
      5. I like this component too – Is it ecological? Plastic? Nope. Cardboard cup holder – yes, plywood dish – yes.
      The design failed. The habit to drink and eat 'on the go' is unhealthy, but that's a personal choice. As smoking is. As drug abuse is…

    • Don't change the subject. I didn't judge the habit (at first at least), I did judge the design. So, I'll try one more time, using “4 main design components” – functionality, ergonomics, aesthetics, economics.
      1. Is it functional? – Yes it is. It can help you carry more handless cups. But, all the weight of the cups+drinks+smart holders will gravitate to a single holder and carrier's 2 fingers. Can you carry 3 kg (6 full half liter cups) between 2 fingers in bent arm's position for long? You'll have to use other hand to help yourself. Isn't it better to use a dish, which will equally spread all that weight on it's surface, rather than 6 smartholders which will focus weight to your fingers?
      2. Is it ergonomic? – Read 1.
      3. Is it aesthetic? – It's a personal thing. Some will like it, some won't. No 'wow' from me.
      4. Is it economic? – What technology do you need to make a dish – a plate of some material + a press. What do you need for smart holder – plastic extrusion machine + plastic + cutter (cutting one big pipe in many small s.holders). What do you think, which costs less?
      5. I like this component too – Is it ecological? Plastic? Nope. Cardboard cup holder – yes, plywood dish – yes.
      The design failed. The habit to drink and eat 'on the go' is unhealthy, but that's a personal choice. As smoking is. As drug abuse is…

    • Ajson Mustafov says:

      Where did you buy this holder?

    • Ajson Mustafov says:

      Where did you buy this holder?

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    • Frod Yeh says:

      i think it waste too much to get less use
      or change the way to solve problem

    • Frod Yeh says:

      i think it waste too much to get less use
      or change the way to solve problem

    • Dan Shier says:

      I think I see a small flaw.

      If the handle link should have the stopper on the bottom edge, then the main cup has to have it on the top. To be able to attach consecutive cups they would have to be attached from the bottom-up, which would not lock them in place and they would just slide off…

      right?

    • Dan Shier says:

      I think I see a small flaw.

      If the handle link should have the stopper on the bottom edge, then the main cup has to have it on the top. To be able to attach consecutive cups they would have to be attached from the bottom-up, which would not lock them in place and they would just slide off…

      right?

    • nick chan says:

      why you just use the tray?????

    • nick chan says:

      why you just use the tray?????

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