Russia + Ramen = Cup Noodles Nesting Dolls

Cup of Noodle Matryoshka Dolls

Nendo combined the aesthetics of Russian nesting dolls and Japanese Cup Noodles to make these special Matryoshkas for the Nissin Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama. The design is:

a specialty souvenir for the Nissin Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama. The ‘Cup Noodle container’ on the outside opens up to reveal a set of Russian dolls, each in the guise of a different ramen ingredient. Cup Noodle pleases eaters with its taste; with this souvenir, we wanted to entertain them visually.

Cup of Noodle Matryoshka Dolls

Chicken Ramen, the world’s first instant noodles, was invented in 1958. The Cup Noodles, released in 1971, was the world’s first instant noodle product to come packaged in a disposable cup. The designers at Nendo also decided to give some gravitas to the humble Cups by rendering them in ceramic:

Even minute changes to the form of the Cup Noodle container give it a very different impression. A collection of ceramic vessels whose forms remind us that the line between the ordinary and the extraordinary is infinitely fine, and help us to rediscover the ‘small incidents’ that exist submerged in the most familiar things.


Nendo Cup Noodles