Qianshu Fu

Product Designer,  UI/UX Designer,
Illustrator,  Rabbit

Education: Royal College of Art-MA Design Products
Email: 2469358654@qq.com
Instagram: summerfu80
WeChat: 13520343489

Qianshu Fu

A Product & UI/UX Designer

Royal College of Art
MA Design Products

Product Design

Amethyst Garden
Earth Seed Boom
Log Party
Soft Light

Email: 2469358654@qq.com
Instagram: summerfu80
Weixin: 13520343489

Earth Seed Boom

Seed bombs made from coffee grounds
This seed bomb in the shape of earth borrows from the 'blind box' conception. The blind box is a very unsustainable fast-moving product that is popular in China. The unpacking step of the Torn Earth package simulates the environmental destruction that occurs when people go on a blind box buying spree. At the same time, to make my Earth blind box a environmentally friendly product, I used coffee grounds waste to create seed balls wrapped in 'Earth'. While planting the seeds, the coffee balls can be buried together as fertiliser.


The process of shredding the outer packaging of the earth shape and planting the seeds.

Why Blindbox

Blind box is a gambling toy that puts a range of different toys in the same box. People flock to buy blind boxes in order to get the one they want most, ignoring the environmental pollution and potentially massive packaging waste caused by the production of this product. That's why I wanted to make a blind box that would give people a sense of what "destroying the planet" means. They might be able to feel it when they shred the packaging.

Why Coffee Waste

People’s love of coffee in the UK leads to an estimated quarter of a million tonnes of waste coffee grounds each year that typically end up in landfill sites. That’s the equivalent weight* of nearly 2,500 blue whales. By diverting grounds from waste and recycling them we are be able to save 80% on CO2e emissions compared to letting them go to landfill.

There are already companies like bio-bean that have services for recycling coffee grounds, which means that coffee waste has the potential to become an environmentally friendly material and I believe it is worth rmore possibilities.

Material Experience

The first was a recipe for natural air-drying, but the final product appeared to be dry and cracked, so it was abandoned.

I tried a second recipe with agar agar and glycerin, which needed to be baked to harden, but the finish was crack-free, so I ended up going with this.

After baking: Put in the seed and flowers’ name

Wrapped like an earth