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Eco Design Exhibition

Exhibition

Eco Design

The Goodmoods design office and Made in Design are giving you the chance to discover a surprising ecological materials library, varied pieces created with new eco-responsible processes and shaped by the conviction of designers who are more committed than ever.An eclectic and ecological selection to discover at Printemps Haussmann from 5th to 13th September 2019.

01. Who

Designers & Craftspeople

The human aspect is taking its place again at the heart of creation. An essential link between the designer and the craftperson, the sketch and working by hand. The promotion of crafts again and the emphasis placed on designers give them a new role. Creators who are committed and bring together know-how and modernity.

Designers & Craftspeople

Sebastian Herkner - Ames
A maiden voyage for already iconic pieces.

The German designer, Sebastian Herkner, crossed Colombia in the company of the Founder of Ames, Ana María Calderón Kayser to go in search of Colombian craftspeople and discover a real expertise and sustainable traditional manufacturing methods. From this trip, the Maraca armchair - the cotton cover of which, hand crafted and naturally dyed, continues the tradition of weaving Colombian hammocks -, the Cielo reclining chair made from recycled plastic threads assembled with a tradition Colombian technique called ‘Momposino’, and the Nuna ceramic side tables, were born.

Maraca armchair, Cielo reclining chair, Nuna side tables by Sebastian Herkner

Emmaüs Workshop
Big ideas, a lot of solidarity and recycled wood!

The Emmaüs workshop is a new kind of casework and design company, at the crossroads of three worlds: that of contemporary design, that of crafts and the one of the fight against major exclusion. This casework school is attached to the Emmaüs Movement. The items which are made there are supporting passing on expertise to the people welcomed. The collection of hooks designed by Atelier 5.5 and the Georges lamp from Ferréol Babin were made from frames of old wooden windows, chipboard panels decommissioned by industry and "offcuts of offcuts" from the workshop.

Emmaüs Workshop
Hooks by Studio 5.5 and Georges lamp by Ferréol Babin

Pauline Deltour - AMES
Palm fibres and honed ideas.

Three nationalities for a daring and colourful project. Pauline Deltour, a French designer, worked with the Ames brand with a dual origin - Colombian and German. Together, they offer a collection with a singular multicultural aesthetic, nourished by the know-how of Colombian craftspeople and German technology combined with a French je ne sais quoi with a confident character. Pauline Deltour puts a particular emphasis on the use of sustainable and natural materials such as the Caña Flecha or Iraca palm tree. The fibres of these trees have been delicately woven by hand to create their Cana stool and the Killa mirror.

Cana stool, Killa mirror by Pauline Deltour

Lex Pott
Rekindling the passion for crafts.

Each of the candles created by Lex Pott is a unique and intuitive combination of colours and proportions. Under the watchful eye of the Dutch designer, they turned by hand to sculpt them an inimitable shape. All the candles are made in the Lex Pott workshop, in Holland, where nothing goes to waste and everything is collected: The leftover wax is used to create new multicoloured candles.

Pillar Candles by Lex Pott
Pillar Candles by Lex Pott

02. What

At the heart, materials!

They have always inspired designers. Via the lens of the ecological challenge, reusing materials and their provenance stimulate their creativity. Coming from oceans, trees, fields or literally transformed, creators imagine the materials of the future. Linen, apple, recycled plastic, nettle fibre, eco-design forges new values and reinvents raw materials.

At the heart, materials!

ecoBirdy
Ecology goes hand in hand with kid friendly

ecoBirdy or when the circular economy becomes child's play. The brand recycles abandoned plastic toys to make colourful furniture from them for kids. ecoBirdy has created a system which goes from collecting and recycling plastic toys to designing and making furniture. The collection is made completely from recycled plastic from European waste and is produced in Italy.

Luisa table for kids and Charlie chairs by Vanessa Yuan and Joris Vanbriel
Luisa table for kids and Charlie chairs by Vanessa Yuan and Joris Vanbriel

Nanimarquina
Walking on stinging nettles?

Whether it was during the hours spent by the creators refining their works, or in the craftspeople's days of weaving, tirelessly updating their ancient techniques while respecting tradition, you find this search for precision which defines the quality of the Nanimarquina rugs. Made from wool (Capas 1 rug), Fique - a plant fibre of Colombian origin which is usually used for coffee bags - (Cabuya Rug), or even nettles (Natural Nettle rug): natural fibres reign supreme. There are no weeds when it comes to eco-design.

Capas 1 rug by Mathias Hahn, Cabuya Rug from Sebastian Herkner, Natural Nettle rug made from nettle fibres by Nani Marquina
Capas 1 rug by Mathias Hahn, Cabuya Rug from Sebastian Herkner, Natural Nettle rug made from nettle fibres by Nani Marquina.

Constance Guisset Studio
Betting on linen: a bright idea.

The Zacatecas lamp was created for the ‘Delta 76’ exhibition by Constance Guisset. Its geometric and organic shape is highlighted by its linen dress, in which the fibres are striped like fabric folds. Flax is the star of ecological fibres: growing it requires very little fertiliser, it knows how to use all the natural resources of the ground and finally it does not need irrigation. Every year, the European flax crop lets us hold on to 250,000 tonnes of CO2, or the equivalent CO2 emissions generated by: a Renault Clio if it were to go 62,000 times round the earth, or, indeed, 3,231 return journeys from Shanghai to the moon!

Zacatecas lamp by Constance Guisset
Zacatecas lamp by Constance Guisset

Magis
A light chair with a profound meaning.

Completely recyclable, the Plato chair has cast aluminium legs and a very thin slatted shell made of injected aluminium. The technology used creates a shell that is both thinner yet stronger than its plastic counterparts. With Plato, Japser Morrisson reduces the seat to its simplest expression: a hollow line without mass. Designer of the useful, he follows a single requirement: that of improving our daily lives by creating objects with a sustainable design.

Plato chair by Jasper Morrison
Plato chair by Jasper Morrison

03. How

New production methods

Nothing goes to waste, everything is transformed. New production methods, local distribution networks, upcycling, design is reinventing itself and getting a breath of fresh air! Under the impetus of creators, new ways of thinking, proceeding, creating, transforming: an innovative eco-design in which cutting-edge techniques reduce the ecological footprint of creations.

New production methods

FOEKJE FLEUR
A message in a bottle.

After having read articles on ‘Plastic Soup’, Foekje Fleur started to look closer at the Meuse which runs through his native city, Rotterdam. He found plastic bottles there which had been accumulating in it since the 1960s. He therefore got the idea of raising awareness on this growing problem among the population by creating sustainable copies in porcelain of this fished out waste. The plastic bottles found in the Meuse are used to make moulds into which dyed liquid porcelain is poured. Everything is done by hand in Jingdezhen, the global porcelain capital in China.

Bottle vases by Foekje Fleur
Bottle vases by Foekje Fleur

Tip-toe
Pulling out all the ‘tops’ for a more responsible design.

The basic idea of Tip-Toe? Giving new life to old tops to create tables, stools, desk or consoles personalised with their colourful adjustable legs. The start-up wanted to extend its range with the SSD chair, designed in Paris and made with responsible materials in Europe. It is assembled with just one screw and 80% of its packaging is made from recycled paper. Once packaged, the chair takes up three times less space than a traditional chair. Practical and ecological!

SSD chair, table legs and old top
SSD chair, table legs and old top

Kartell
Kartell Loves The Planet.

Kartell, the pioneer of plastic, is launching a wide-ranging programme named ‘Kartell Loves The Planet’. The latter aims to promote all good practices in terms of sustainability for a process of production and use of recyclable raw materials with a low environmental impact. The Italian design company makes a point of only using completely recyclable raw materials which, after having undergone a transformation process, will be able to be used to make industrial products. For seventy years the research and technological development has allowed them to continue to select materials able to regenerate and protect the environment. All the packaging from products is 100% recyclable.

Componibili Bio by Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Componibili Bio by Anna Castelli Ferrieri

Artemide
Green growth.

The Gople pendant, made from blown glass, is created according to a traditional Venetian technique in order to get a particular coloration. Subtly tinted, the glass has a wonderful gradient effect. Hand-crafted in Italy, each lamp is a unique piece. With a technology that is also one of a kind: the light can be equipped with a RWB system which favours photosynthesis and helps the plants to grow. Blue light contributes to the growth phase and red stimulates flowering. Bright!

Gople lamp by Bjarke Ingels
Gople lamp by Bjarke Ingels

04. Where

When the local becomes vital!

The notion of localism brings about new brands and expertise crossing borders. Limiting transport but also involving communities. Where does this item come from? Who made it? The ‘Made in’ written on the label turns into ‘Made for’, in favour of a commitment that is both social and cultural. Promoting the uniqueness of local areas and local diversity is anything but incidental. A philosophy respectful of the environment is combined with a requirement for traceability and commitment taken up by designers seeking meaning.

Quand le local devient primordial !

Margaux Keller Collections
Inspired by the Mediterranean.

The principle of Margaux Keller: rethinking the conventions and norms of design with limited edition series of objects, made locally by craftspeople with exceptional know-how. The location is a priority for the Marseilles designer who explains that ‘our local area reveals treasures and expertise which are being lost. It is our duty to design just to promote them again and prove that such a chain is not only still possible but that it is, above all, a lot more rich, qualitative and therefore sustainable.’ A concept put into practice with ‘Vue mer’ (sea view) the designer's first series: A homage to the Mediterranean, in which each item was designed in partnership with the sea and made in family workshops dear to Margaux Keller.

Salt shaker and pepper pot by Margaux Keller
Salt shaker and pepper pot by Margaux Keller

Alki
Made in Euzkadi.

Alki is a furniture workshop founded in 1981 in Itsasu, a small village in the Basque Country, in a rural environment that is not very industrialised. The cooperative was born from this militant desire to experience and work ‘in the country’. Beyond a furniture brand, it is a real economic and cultural project which contributes to the renown of the Basque Country. Alki is part of a reasoned and sustainable development approach favouring local raw materials like oak and chestnut tree wood.

Saski chair by Jean Louis Iratzoki, separator and flower-pot holder from the Zumitz collection by Iratzoki Lizaso
Saski chair by Jean Louis Iratzoki, separator and flower-pot holder from the Zumitz collection by Iratzoki Lizaso

ACdO
Combining a global problem and local crafts.

Following his trip to the Colombian Amazon in 2011, the designer, Alvaro Catalán de Ocón designed the PET Lamp. A project which combines reusing PET plastic bottles with traditional weaving techniques selected from all over the world in order to create unique ceiling lights. The particular interest in his idea resides in the chance of dealing with a global problem (PET plastic bottle waste) by involving local crafts: Alvaro Catalán de Ocón calls on South American, Ethiopian and Japanese craftspeople to weave the lampshades around bottles, as such preserving the expertise.

Pet pendant by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón
Pet pendant by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón

LRNCE
A ray of sunshine in Moroccan crafts.

LRNCE was founded in 2013 by Laurence Leenaert. From Marrakesh, his ceramics and textiles brighten décor and fashion. "Inspired by African rituals and cults", his collection, with no season (as it is always sunny in Morocco!), is created over the course of his collaborations with Moroccan craftspeople and workshops, the ones which inspire him on a daily basis. LRNCE captures the essence of North African crafts and stays faithful to the creative process and its meticulously hand-crafted products.

Vase N°20 by Laurence Leenaert
Vase N°20 by Laurence Leenaert

Making off

Goodmoods & Made In Design
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