Dust London is a collaborative design company founded by Michael McManus and Matthew Grant in 2016. We transform tea waste into beautiful homeware.
With backgrounds in art and architecture, our approach to design draws on our experience in those environments and carries through to the objects we create. Everything we make is handmade by us in our London studio using traditional origami techniques.
We have developed a unique process in our studio through experimentation with organic materials. Working with tea waste allows us to do two things; the first is to create a range of natural pigments and subtle textures in the homeware we create. The second is to raise awareness of the way materials are conventionally used and to challenge the perception of what sustainable design can be. A vase made from tea waste paves the way for those conversations happen.
We seperate out tea waste into the different variations that we use. We collect the tea bags, thoroughly dry them out and blend them so that they are ready to mix with a non-toxic binder. Each of our designs can be poured in 4 tea variations.
Our highly crafted, hand-made collection is available from our online shop. Please get in touch for bespoke or wholesale enquiries.