How to create sustainable eyewear

Umeå Institute of Design | Remote | 2020
Tools: Rhino | Keyshot
Focus: Design process| Rhino

How can Neubau pay tribute
to our local hub?

Turning used coffee grounds into eyewear. Coffee is the most popular drink worldwide and are deeply rooted in many cultures. What if used coffee grounds, collected from local coffee shops was brought into the frames of eyewear?

“The name Neubau pays tribute to international creative hubs. Such as Vienna’s Neubau district, artists, creative souls and up- and- coming talents.” - Neubau

Coffee polymer

It takes about two cups of Espresso to create one piece of eyewear. The coffee ground creates a strong material for the frame, with the look of dark wood and the smell of coffee.

Material producer and photo: Kaffeeform