During Paris Design Week, the “Frugal” exhibition highlighted 30 committed designers who demonstrate that responsible design makes sense and that the binders used do not necessarily come from the petrochemical industry. The duo Hélène Aguilar, curator of the exhibition and founder of the association pour un Design Sustainable, and Armelle Luton, conductor of the event, brilliantly educated a large public about the design of today and tomorrow. . Find Hélène Aguilar’s intervention in thetalk Intramuros sur les biomatériaux.
Hors Studio imagined a new material by upgrading scrap leather. Leatherstone is presented in sample form.
Amandine Antunez moves with her natural marble stucco that she colors with flowers and dye plants. The colors live and migrate before freezing in the material. @aa_matiere © Cécile Papapietro-Matsuda
Audrey Guimard’s idea is simple and effective: to upcycle the materials and pieces gleaned by transforming them here into decorative screens. Sterile quarry stones, brass tubes and weathered bamboo echo the movement of Arte Povera.
@audreyguimi © Cécile Papapietro-Matsuda
Milk at the urn
Marion Seignan uses expired milk to create funeral urns and fragrance diffusers. These creations in casein and natural dyes are biodegradable and water-soluble in order to avoid an industrial recycling process.
@marion_seignan © Cécile Papapietro-Matsuda