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.
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.
To see if the material was resistant enough, I placed parts on a wood-turning machine. I was able to turn and sculpt them.
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.
Today, my project is just design research. I can’t produce them as industrial products.
It’s a work in progress projects.