Coffee Table Made of Compressed Coffee Beans and Sugar: a Nick Rawcliff Design at the Scottish Museum

According to Single Serve this made-from-dregs table is "being exhibited in the Scottish Museum in Edinburgh at the Green Design: Creativity with a Conscience exhibition on until 25th June". This looks wonderful as a functioning item, as recycling innovation, and as an artful expression. But, does it represent "re-cycling;" "down-cycling;" or, something entirely new? When it's worn to the dregs can it be composted? Will my dog want to chew on it? Is a spill a problem? So tasty looking we've got to find out more. The full Scottish Museum press release on the exhibit features many re-workings. Cheers to the single malt of TreeHugger museum for being forward-looking and green.
Via: Single Serve Coffee