Çurface is a new company that makes furniture out of recycled plastic cups and coffee grounds. The material they’ve come up with is a high impact polystyrene composite board that is malleable when heated. The surface of the material has the faceted look of crystal but is smooth in texture, and reminiscent of chocolate, leather and stone.
So far, the waterproof material has been used to create tables, counters, chairs and stools that are available for sale on their website. But the company claims they’re up to any design challenge; even an entire building.
Don’t be surprised if Çurface products emit a coffee smell for the first few weeks. After all, the material is 30% coffee grounds. The average table costs £141, and includes delivery and installation.
Çurface was founded by industrial designers from the non-profit group, Re-worked, who also make things out of recylced waste.