Spanish designer Raúl Laurí found a new use for old coffee grounds. Raul created a unique technique that recycles used coffee grounds into a composite solid material.
With that new composite material Raul created a series of floor and table lamps that resemble the shape of a cup, the lamps are known as the Decafé Lamp.
His Decafé Lamp recently took first place in this year’s Salone Satellite Awards during Milan Design Week 2012
The award was given in recognition for the design’s development, research and experimentation with sustainable materials.
Not only do the lamps resemble a coffee cup, they also retain the color, texture and maybe even some coffee scent.
Coffee grounds as a renewable and biodegradable material are given second life in the Decafe lamp, with the versatility of abundant recycled coffee grounds just think about the vast sustainability potential in product design.
This is one example of the kind of out of the box thinking and design that will help lead to a cleaner, greener, future.
Who and what is next? Do you have any ideas?
Get working, maybe you hold the answer to a greener future!
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