Author: Philippe Willems

The coffee chain on the way to circularity Coffee, isn’t that a simple and natural product? Yes, but if you look at the entire chain, you will discover that there are still many challenges on the path to real sustainability for people and the environment. The Beyond coffee exhibition shows how designers take up those challenges and look with great creativity for new paths that lead to a truly circular economy. On display at Yksi Expo of July 15 until October 12, 2019. Touch of Nature is present at the Beyond Coffee exhibition with a tabletop made from coffee grounds. Learn more about the exhibition on the Yksi Expo website....

Are you curious about our latest projects? We are proud to present Nature: seamless floors by Caracterr with our Touch of Nature material. Come to boot S03 @ Design District and touch, feel, smell Nature. Design District Van Nelle Fabriek Rotterdam 5-7 juni 2019 www.designdistrict.nl    ...

Kitchen and bathroom tablets in Ghent area covered with Cranberry Touch of Nature®. Seamless connection with the wooden frame and perfect match with the wall tiles; a changing aesthetic experience depending on light, sun and season! For more pictures: see our recent projects page!  ...

Our Touch of Nature material was on display at the recent Amsterdam Coffee Festival (10-12 March 2017). The illy booth had a real touch of nature, with the countertop and meeting table covered with Touch of Nature material, based on waste coffee, illy coffee, of course! ...

  Orineo will share a booth with Caracterr BV at the next Architect@Work in Rotterdam (14-15 September 2016). Caracterr is our partner in the flooring business and proposes a range of innovative seamless floors. At Architect@Work, a special attention will be given to the Touch of Nature material both for flooring, furniture and interior design applications. Please visit us at booth 11.  ...

Orineo onderscheiden met ‘Biomateriaal van het jaar 2016’ prijs Keulen, 7 April 2016 Ter gelegenheid van de 9e Internationale conferentie over biomaterialen door Nova-Institut in Keulen georganiseerd, heeft de Belgische KMO Orineo de prestigieuze Biomateriaal van het Jaar 2016 prijs gewonnen voor haar product Touch of Nature®. Een 200-tal experten uit de bioeconomie hebben het innoverend karakter en de functionele degelijkheid van het Touch of Nature® materiaal met deze verkiezing beloond. Het materiaal werd reeds met succes gebruikt in een reeks designprojecten, zoals de biogebaseerde toog in de OR Coffee Espresso Bar in Gent. “We zijn bij Orineo bijzonder trots op deze erkenning door onze collega’s. Samen met een groeiend aantal marktreferenties, zal deze prijs de keuze voor Touch of Nature® in milieubewuste design en duurzame architectuur verder ondersteunen”, zei Philippe Willems, oprichter en directeur van Orineo. Over Orineo en Touch of Nature® Orineo werd in 2009 opgericht en wordt bestuurd door Philippe Willems en Bôke...

Orineo Voted ‘Bio-based Material of the Year 2016’ By Industry Peers  Cologne, 7 April 2016 Belgian SME Orineo won the prestigious Bio-based Material of the Year Award for its bio-based Touch of Nature® materials at the 9th International Conference on Bio-based Materials in Cologne, Germany, organised by the Nova-institut. Selected by over 200 industry experts, Touch of Nature® was recognised for its innovative character and functional validity. The material has already been used successfully in a range of design projects where environmental credentials were valued, for example as a bio-based countertop at the OR Coffee shop in Ghent, Belgium. “At Orineo, we are proud that Touch of Nature® has been recognised by our peers as the most exciting new material in the bio-based industry. This Award adds weight to our ever-growing list of references in the field of environmentally-sensitive design and sustainable architecture,” said Philippe Willems, Founder and Director of Orineo. About Orineo Founded in 2009,...