Nature plays a major role in Cremacaffè Design philosophy: all our products are designed following a natural materials/minimum waste lead.
We use poplar plywood, which is made of five crossing layers of wood glued under pressure. This allows us to build complex geometrical shapes into light, stable and shock resistant products. Furthermore, laser cutting of plywood does not produce the toxic fumes other plastics would, resulting in a more durable and sustainable product. Our products are hand sanded and finished without using solvents, thus allowing the wood they are made of to return to nature harmlessly.
Some of our smaller designs deploy European beech for its texture and color.
Did you know that beech wood tablets were a common writing material in Germanic societies before the development of paper? The Old English bōc and Old Norse bók both have the primary sense of “beech” but also a secondary sense of “book”, and it is from bōc that the modern word derives. In modern German, the word for “book” is Buch, with Buche meaning “beech tree”. (source: Wikipedia)
Reused bike tires
Our products are all skid-proofed by applying bumpers from reused bike tires.
Our designs are based on the principle “what goes around, comes around”, therefore we resisted using any plastics or silicones. Instead, we found a minimal impact solution, which is pleasing to the eye, and is going to make very happy all the heavy hitters out there!
In the article “Heavy hitters, we’ve got your back!” , you can read and see more about the rubber feet in action.
We take care of using only repurposed fabrics in our projects, from the handmade carrying bags most of our stands come with, to the soft cases for small synths and pockets for accessories. That’s why our carrying bags are white – it is the most common color among repurposed fabrics – and you can find only few soft cases with the same pattern and color around! Giving a second life to fabrics minimizes impacts on waste production, plus it guarantees unicity to our products.
At Cremacaffè we use natural materials, or we upcycle materials which would otherwise go to landfill. To get beautiful and durable skins for your synths, we found out that virgin radiographic film is indeed a great material. The plates we use are not developed, hence their bright, translucent silver/lilac color, and would have gone to waste if we did not find a use for it, as we get in the expired ones. Radiographic film is an emulsion-gelatin covered in silver halide crystals. Very thin and resistant, it allows us to cut with great detail, and its texture will guarantee hold and comfort once on your synth.
>> Read more about this material.