When we approached Smile Plasticsto use their Çurface material (70% coffee waste and 30% recycled plastic) for The Coffee Table in 2016, applying those same principles to the design and production of sustainable coffee coasters felt like a natural progression.
The coasters’ look is inspired by the chemical formula for caffeine (C8H10N4O2), articulated by a striking hexagonal shape. The uniformity and definition of this shape also meanthat the coasters can join together, tessellating to create larger, bespoke designs–especially useful for hot plates on the table.
Each coaster is made from coffee waste gathered from across the country, before being processed and pressed with 30% recycled plastic. The nature of this material means each coaster is unique, with colors and textures varying from coaster to coaster.