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Helena Osuna Velasco
New Mterials Sustainable Coffee Machine Ceramics

Short Description

Volk is a sustainable coffee ritual made by black porcelain and a black porcelain coffee filter.

Detailed Description

Volk proposes a new ritual for the preparation of coffee in the context of the Torres Brothers' restaurant. The following aspects have been taken into account for its development: The sensory values of coffee, the ritual that is created around its preparation, the sustainability of the whole process, the elaboration of coffee at the table in front of the diner and finally the materiality of the objects that are involved. An important aspect is the development of a reusable porcelain filter that gives value to a usually disposable element.

Project Details

Does your design take social and cultural challenges and human wellbeing into consideration?

It seeks to improve coffee consumption by drawing inspiration from the rituals of cultures such as Japanese and Ethiopian. In this way, the diner can create an emotional bond, and enjoy the process of infusion, aromatization and coffee tasting much more.

Does your design support sustainable production, embodying circular or regenerative design practices?

The fact of having created a filter with an infinite useful life greatly improves the environmental impact of this coffee maker compared to those that use paper or cloth filters. In addition, its creation process is not industrial, but rather we have a network of local artisans who make our product in the most efficient and sustainable way possible, without the need for long transportation and with local suppliers.

Does your design promote awareness of responsible design and consumption?

Volk proposes a model of responsible, local, and conscious consumption of what you are buying. We propose a totally "artisanal and analogical" coffee brewing method that does not spoil or depend on external technologies.


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