The Lemon Project
The lemon project was a collaboration between Seedlip, Lyaness and Green Lab, developed by our Material Lab curator and researcher Anoushka Cole. With a shared passion for fighting the battle against food waste and championing closed loop design, the lab set about to utilise the citrus waste that the bar produced daily.
Taking the lemon husks from there in-house freshly squeezed lemon juice, Anoushka created a bespoke recipe to turn this waste into coasters, for Lyaness to use once again back at the bar. Through a process of research and development and working directly with the Lyaness team to give hands on feedback we successfully produced a series of 100% organic and biodegradable lemon coasters that could be used multiple times.
The project weaves an important narrative of reutilising our ‘waste’ into something of value that also demonstrates a circular design system. By changing the notion of what a luxury experience should involve we are bringing waste to the front of the establishment and demonstrating its beautiful potential.
“Seedlip is a Nature Company on a mission to change the way the world drinks with the highest quality non-alcoholic options.” This project is Volume 1, in a 4 part sustianability series in collaboration with them. Over the next year we will be producing similar projects, highlighting how the food and drinks industry has the potential to change the publics perception of waste.
Lyaness is a bar located at the Sea Containers created by multi award winning Ryan Chetiyawardana AKA Mr Lyan. The bar is dedicated to showcasing incredible ingredients rather than just cocktails. This notion is taken a step further with the introduction of the lemon coasters, showcasing lemons in an entirely new way.
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