Grand Crus Cup Parade by Dottings


Grand Crus Cup Parade by Dottings

Vienna Design Week: Vienna designers Dottings presented a series of coffee cups made of recycled aluminium coffee capsules for coffee brand Nespresso in Vienna last week.

Grand Crus Cup Parade by Dottings

Called Grand Crus Cup Parade, the pieces are each made of recycled aluminium and styled to resemble Nespresso's range of capsules in sixteen colours.

Grand Crus Cup Parade by Dottings

The designers propose a system where customers return their used capsules for recycling in order to collect points, which they can exchange for the set.

Grand Crus Cup Parade by Dottings

The design was one of three winning entires in a competition entitled SUSTAIN.ABILITY.DESIGN, sponsored by Vienna Design Week organisers Neigungsgruppe Design and Nespresso Austria.

Grand Crus Cup Parade by Dottings

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Here's some more information from the designers:

dottings was invited to present their idea concerning the theme Nespresso & Sustainability for a Vienna Design Week Exhibition.
What was developed is a Vision – from the used Nespresso capsule to a designed Recyclingproduct.

“Grand Crus Cup Parade” is produced from 100% recycled Aluminium Capsules that Nespresso followers return to Recycling Stations. For returning capsules they collect “Eco-Points” – the only currency to buy “Grand Crus Cup Parade” with.

Grand Crus Cup Parade by Dottings

Recycling Aluminium requires just 10% of the energy compared to extraction of new aluminium.

The shape of “Grand Crus Cup Parade” is dedicated to the capsule. In Small, Medium & Large Size, in 16 Nespresso Blend Colours, the cups define perfect size of each coffee. It´s a klind of “guidance system” for Nespresso Coffees Selection.

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Posted on Wednesday October 13th 2010 at 12:14 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • cheers to dottings / vienna.. not only premium** designers but also very good looking ladies.
    cant wait to have this in the studio..

  • H. Roark

    Im assuming that the chose of material for these items is a comment on how much of the stuff is wasted (thrown in the trash once the capsule is spent) by the use of the Nespresso system.

  • I love the poppy colours — very smart idea and wonderfully done.

  • Kunstdirektor

    Really a great concept. Hopefully Nespresso will be clever enough to support such Ideas… dottings has done a great job.

  • smell the coffee

    nespresso should try to avoid the problem of unnessesary waste in the first place, and not try to get credit for a solution to a problem they created!

    producing aluminum is a high energy consuming process, and so must be the recycling of it.

    this is fake sustainabity!

    for the design, putting an aluminium sleeve on what appears to be a ceramic cup does not make sens as it trasfers all the heat and you will burn you hands.

    it would be nice if this project was more considered.

  • red

    I want one now, the world does not go backwards, Nespresso is not going away, glad to have a cool gorgeous recycling solution.

  • I love this. The Nespresso recycling scheme is a bit of a nightmare though. Especially in the UK outside of London.