Repurposed Shipping Box Becomes Bespoke Bar for 71 Brewing Beer Garden
Craig Cunningham, sales operations manager at 71 Brewing, said: “We got a piece of equipment delivered which came in this huge woodchip box which seemed too good to throw out so we used a local company, Draff that takes our spent grain and spent products, presses it and turns it into furniture, so they took the box and made it into a bespoke bar for us.”
Turning Beer Products Into Chairs
Grains left over from beer brewing and gin distilling are being turned into tables and chairs for Dundee Science Centre.
Aymeric Renoud named his furniture making business after “draff”, the wet grains left behind when beer is made.
Design Exhibition Scotland
For DES 2019, Renoud has collaborated with Verdant Spirit Company, a Dundee distillery founded in 2016 by Andrew Mackenzie. The city’s first distillery to open in 200 years, Verdant is based in what was once Dundee’s jute quarter. Taking his inspiration from an old hand cart, once used to transport jute, Renoud has designed and built in draff a cart-cum-cabinet, a portable display case for Verdant Spirit.
Scottish Design Icons
Scottish Design Icons is a series of small articles showcasing the big hitters of Scottish design. Jennie Patterson reflects on a piece of sustainable design that’s as beautiful as it is innovative.
The Sanctuary Room and Courtyard is a whole-environment brief for East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington, Scotland.