Material Driven Design – Cophy

Cophy is a bio composite made up of polyethylene and coffee grounds. We want to take advantage of the associations that coffee grounds provide to create a more comfortable and organic alternative to pure plastic.

  In Cophy, we have tried to find a balance between the fiber rich and irregular in the coffee grounds with the strength and formability of the plastic The material consists of two slag products, coffee ground and polyethylene plastic bags, which would otherwise require resources to be properly handled. By molding Cophy one can produce a wide range of different shapes and products. The material is easy to make at home with the help of oven and the easily accessible slag products, which makes Cophy well adapted for DIY purposes