Nespresso’s parent company, Nestlé, has certainly been fired for things like bottling clear water California in historic drought and water near Flint, Michigan in the past. While the company strives to offset the environmental impact of its coffee business through its recycling program, Nespresso will also highlight sustainability through art.
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Nespresso is bringing together four artists from New York, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco to create sustainable productions. art for its top cafes. The company chose an incredible group of local artists to showcase their work and inspire action. The works will be displayed in the Nespresso coffee shop window and will use only natural and / or sustainable materials.
From New York, sculptors and specialists in the reproduction of discarded materials Kim Markel is creating a screen that is fully biodegradable and carbon-negative. Markel’s award-winning “light” collection uses recycled plastic to create functional items such as chairs and home decorations in a beautiful matte color like sea glass.
Aguiñiga asked of the Angles is incorporating Nespresso coffee grounds into her store display, which will be the first work she and her studio partners have done since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Growing up in Tijuana, Mexico, Aguiñiga uses her artwork to inspire conversations about identity, culture, and gender, while also creating community. The artist’s style has helped museums and nonprofits across Mexico and the United States to diversify their audience.
Miami-based Morel Doucet will combine his identity as a Haitian immigrant with his passion for environmental justice with a work titled, “Paradise”. Doucet’s work focused on ceramics, illustrations and prints looking at things like evolving climate, migration and displacement in black communities.
From San Francisco, Joseph AlessioNespresso pellets setting features and many other recyclable items. The idea is to demonstrate the ability to create beautiful things while at the same time doing things well for the world. As an illustrator and typographic animator, Alessio is also an outstanding art director and writer.
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