Research projects (05)

‘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.

© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN

I used coffee grounds wastes collected in Lille and coming from Gecco company.

 

© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN

Using coffee grounds waste material and a 100% natural resin (sodium silicate) which consumes CO2, creates a ‘low carbon footprint’ object.

test-32-b
© Christophe GUERIN / raw material
test-52-f
© Christophe GUERIN / mould
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© Christophe GUERIN

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.

 

© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN

 

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.

 

© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN

 

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.

 

© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN

 

Today, my project is just design research. I can’t produce them as industrial products.

It’s a work in progress projects.