The project aims to be the first consumer product developed in SAES' own laboratories. The intention of the design was to encapsulate as much technology as possible in an original but extremely simple product. We began to study the equipment in the SAES vacuum labs, where larger devices for particle accelerators are made, and we were struck by the cleanliness of the volumes and lines of these extremely technical objects, designed without any aesthetic intention.
With Nebula we tried to replicate this approach, pushing the technological part to the limit to reduce the size of the product, capturing the technique in a brand language that led us to the definition
The philosophy has always been to go against the tide: reduce the electronics and displays to the essential, reduce the functions to a minimum and take maniacal care of the invisible structure.
Protective atmosphere packaging, also known as modified atmosphere packaging or MAP is a well-established technology commonly used by the food industry to preserve the quality of fresh products over a longer period of time without the use of preservatives that could alter the nature or taste of the product. The concept is simple: the natural ambient air, composed by nitrogen, oxygen, argon, water vapor, carbon dioxide and traces of other gases and vapors, is replaced inside the package by a gas mixture, often simply nitrogen and carbon dioxide.
With Nebula, by using pre-mixed capsules with compressed gas, through two holes in its container, we are able to extract the internal atmosphere in the first step and inject a specific composition in the second, which is different and ideal for the food contained inside. This extends the preservation of all the organoleptic properties of the contents.