Research projects (06)

‘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 wood dust and coffee grounds wastes collected from Lille industries.

I developed a two-part product. One, the core, is made out of coffee grounds waste and the other part, the lampshade is made out of wood dust waste.

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

 

To see if the material was resistant enough, I placed parts on a wood-turning machine. I was able to turn and sculpt them.

 

© Christophe GUERIN
© Christophe GUERIN

 

To produce these prototypes, I didn’t make any moulds. I used existing pieces, like a flower pot and plastic tubes. About this low impact project, I recycled materials to make it, used a natural resin (sodium silicate) which consumes CO2 and I recycled objects as moulds.

 

© 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.