The new espresso bar opened by OR Coffee at the Dok Noord site in Ghent, Belgium has a unique countertop made with their own coffee grounds. Orineo used its Touch of Nature material filled with coffee grounds to produce this countertop, with unique soft and warm touch obtained by the hand-finished sanding and polishing.
The whole setting consist of vertical panels joined seamlessly to a first countertop and a stand alone island countertop and ‘all-side’ coated small shelves.
Touch of Nature has been exhibiting at different events such as: Material Experience (Rotterdam, 2016), Architects at Work (Rotterdam, 2016), Makers city (Ghent, 2016) and The Amsterdam Coffee Festival (Amsterdam, 2017), showing the aesthetic of the material and the processing opportunities.
Touch of Nature is particularly suited for tabletop covering: blueberry seed presscakes, coffee grounds, sugar beet pulp, all giving a warm touch with a different aesthetic.
Seemless indoor floors made with recycled cork stoppers, olive leaves, cranberry seed presscakes, coconut husks for a timeless modern design.
Touch of Nature materials are coming as liquid formulations that are curing to a rubbery surface at room temperature or under mild heating.