Repurposing Industrial Organic Waste Materials
A fascination with repurposing industry materials that would otherwise be wasted has led down an interesting avenue of discovery. We found that coffee grounds and resin, mixed together and allowed to set, result in a beautifully organic look and texture. We’ve experimented with making this product into seats for stools, lighting fixtures, and even a pepper grinder… the possibilities are endless.
Another resin mix made using pumice, crushed oyster shell and broken terracotta (collected from the local oyster shed and pottery respectively) is Terrazzo like which could be made into tiles. Likewise the pumice tiles (naturally flame proof) when combined with heat resistant resin could be used to tile behind fireplaces. Watch this space for future developments.
Many of our wooden spoons have been made from wine-barrels. The barrels - at the end of their wine-making life - would otherwise be discarded, or perhaps used as planters, which is an unceremonious end for top-quality French Oak! When we are repurposing we like to keep a connection with the original form. So we’ve used the slight curve of the barrel wood to form the spoon handle, which you can see and feel.