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FUTURE SURFACE

COFFEE GO’AROUND

EUNICE KIM


INTRODUCTION Take a familiar material and manipulate to become something unexpected. The resulting material must be either sustainable or must reuse a product or waste from manufaturing. Be innovative and forward-thinking. This is a material for the future.


WHY COFFEE GROUNDS? - Most adults have tasted coffee - 54 % of Americans over 18 drink coffee every day - Average coffee shop throws out around 22 pounds of coffee used grounds a day - 54 thousand coffee shop established in 2015 - Majority goes to a landfill I, however, believe that these grounds have potential for a new life and can be used to produce new materials.


PERSONALITY OF COFFEE GROUNDS FLAVOR ASPECTS AROMA RICH ACIDITY SPICY AUTHENTIC

TOUCH ASPECTS BRITTLE COMPLEX EARTHY EXOTIC NUTTY WET

VISUAL ASPECTS DARK BROWN HEAVY


SOURCE OF COFFEE GROUNDS

- Local coffee shops will provides free coffee grounds - Starbucks, Panera, Sweet waters, and Song birds for collecting coffee grounds (Ann Arbor, MI)


CONCEPT OF COFFEE GO’AROUND The texture, aroma, color and taste of coffee is authentic and rich. My surface concept is to change the original characteristics of coffee grounds to have a different quality. The original features of coffee grounds are earthy, brittle, wet, acidity, exotic, powdery and complex. The new material will be soft, smooth, rubbery, formable, and solid. As I manipulate the surface of the coffee grounds, I want to keep the scent of coffee so that people can notice by one of their sense to recognize the basic ingredient even though the appearance is completely different.


INSPIRATIONS


CATEGORIES OF COFFEE GO’AROUND 1 2 3 4 5

EARTH GLASS CORK BEAD PLASTER


PROCESS OF MAKING


COFFEE GO’AROUND EARTH

PROCESS: - Mix with coffee grounds, water and flours - Put it in an oven for 10 mins

KEY FEATURES: - Drys firm and solid - Smell low - Rough texture

POSSIBLE APPLICATION: - Package - Tiles - Product: Pot, Vase, Containers


COFFEE GO’AROUND EARTH


COFFEE GO’AROUND GLASS

PROCESS: - Mix with coffee grounds and resins - Stir really well and leave for 48 hours

KEY FEATURES: - Very strong and rigid - Translucent - Coffee grounds’ particle creates patterns

POSSIBLE APPLICATION: - Cup - Lightings - Package


COFFEE GO’AROUND GLASS

PROCESS- #2 CLAY


COFFEE GO’AROUND CORK

PROCESS: - Mix with coffee grounds and white clay - Use different amount of coffee grounds to create various color differences

KEY FEATURES: - Soft and flexible - When it dry it feels like cork - Rubbery texture

POSSIBLE APPLICATION: - Part of Wall - Pin board - Package - Cup holder


COFFEE GO’AROUND CORK


COFFEE GO’AROUND BEAD

PROCESS: - Mix with coffee grounds and white clay - Use different amount of coffee grounds to create various color differences - Mold in sphere shape with different sizes

KEY FEATURES: - Soft and flexible - When it dry it feels like cork - Rubbery texture - Stronger than flat surface

POSSIBLE APPLICATION: - Jewerly - Perfume cleanser - Decoration


COFFEE GO’AROUND BEAD


COFFEE GO’AROUND PLASTER

PROCESS: - Mix with coffee grounds, plaster and water - Leave inside the frame for 10-20mins until dry

KEY FEATURES: - Strong and hard - Feels like brick - Cold and smooth surface

POSSIBLE APPLICATION: - Brick - Wall partition


COFFEE GO’AROUND PLASTER


COFFEE GO’AROUND


COFFEE GO’AROUND

THANK YOU

Material Exploration Project  

Coffee Ground Material

Material Exploration Project  

Coffee Ground Material

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