Xavier Loránd's upcycled coffee-made furniture boasts a rich texture and a sculptural exterior. The designer builds on the concept of zero-waste by collecting coffee grounds from cafes near his studio. The Mexico City-based creative, thus, comes up with the Nero side table and stool. A mixture that is composed of coffee waste and binding materials — plant-based bio-resin in this case, is cast in a mold.
The upcycled coffee furniture is a testimony to Xavier Loránd's "love [...] for coffee and everything it represents." The piece also contributes to the movement toward sustainable production. As a bonus, the Nero side table and stool are not only eco-conscious and expressive. Their silhouettes also have a very design-driven appearance that fosters a unique opportunity for visual impact.
Xavier Loránd Uses Coffee Waste for an Expressive Collection
1. Upcycling - The trend to upcycle waste materials into functional and aesthetically pleasing furniture.
2. Sustainable Production - The trend to create furniture that is environmentally friendly and made of materials that have a minimal impact on the environment.
3. Bioresin - The trend to utilize materials derived from plants instead of traditional petrochemical materials to create furniture that is more environmentally responsible.
1. Furniture - By leveraging the upcycling trend, furniture companies can create lines of products that appeal to environmentally conscious consumers.
2. Hospitality - Restaurants and cafes can reduce their carbon footprint by providing waste materials, such as coffee grounds, to designers looking to create eco-friendly furniture.
3. Design - Designers have the opportunity to create innovative and visually striking pieces of furniture by utilizing waste materials in creative ways.