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Zhekai Zhang Uses Waste Coffee Grounds To Create Marble Effect On Coffire Lamps


Designer Zhekai Zhang has developed a method of staining porcelain with used coffeegrounds to mimic the texture of marble, and applied the technique to a collection of lamps called Coffire.

The method, inspired by ancient Chinese pit-firing techniques, forms an “imperfect” random texture, meaning each Coffire pendant light is different.

The lamps are one of 261 design projects that have been longlisted for Dezeen Awards 2019.

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