Using a patented process that utilizes a special binder and the correct amount of heat and pressure, Raul Lauri has created “decafé”, a new material made from coffee grounds. The resulting products are lampshades that are not only functional, but preserve the color and texture of the coffee. From Raul’s site (translated):
Raul Lauri reflects on everyday debris of everyday life and seek new forms of exploitation. In this case, chose coffee as a product near known and consumed worldwide, given that the latter is traded commodity in the world. In addition, coffee is a carrier of experiences happening every day — thousands of stories over a cup of coffee, then why get rid of a product as valuable if we can harness their emotional bonds?