Research – coffee project.
‘Low footprint’ is a project based on the idea of using pollution (CO2) as raw material.
I produce objects from waste material mixed with a 100% natural resin (silicate), which consumes CO2 when it’s dry.
I used coffee grounds wastes collected in Lille and coming from Gecco company.
Using coffee grounds waste material and a 100% natural resin (sodium silicate) which consumes CO2, creates a ‘low carbon footprint’ object.
Material I created is strong and light. I did many tests and I chose to explore shapes of pendant lamps. We have the spirit of a coffee place with the smell, a warm colour lighting and soft shapes design.
I tried to colour the material with natural pigments. I added different materials to the mixture, like Linen fibers, wood dust to create texture and add resistance to the material.
I did many moulds shapes. I create pieces from inside the mould and outside the mould. I wanted to keep one surface as raw material, with an hand-made texture.
Second part of the lamp project : the core
I used wood dust and coffee grounds wastes collected from Lille industries.
I designed this object as the core of a pendant lamp. It’s a structure, which can ventilate the bulb light and support a lampshade.
I used a 3D printing mould to produce this part. It’s strong, light and resistant.
I coloured the material using natural pigments.