Cardboard, Polystyrene and Wires
When we think availability, we think most of the time of procuring new materials and unfortunately disregard those in the landfill which could be upcycled. As we, as western societies, are so dependants of daily goods even if we try our best to reduce our environmental impact, a paradox emerges thinking of wealth as obstacle to success in preventing the waste.
Then, I thought of Africa, one of the most populated continent on earth but also the least polluting. With 0.46kg of solid waste per capita per day, its impact is minimal compared to the 2.21kg of North America.
As a tribute to those who have few but pay the price of mass consumption, I wanted to create a product made of leftover cardboards and polystyrene – this last one barely recyclable – to show African beauty in incarnating a Giraffe – so elegant, so fragile – as a chair.
Made a boards of cardboard, spacers of Styrofoam, attached by off-cuts wires this chair combines simple assembling techniques and pleasing aesthetic.
Trained as a Furniture designer then Industrial designer, Evarzeg Ginguene is the founder of Geoz Design, a multi-disciplinary studio born from the wish of offering a different aesthetic, aiming at pushing boundaries when it comes to common understanding of space, line and refinement. Keeping in mind that often a design studio might have either a too technical or too artistic approach to design, Geoz Design tries to offer the right balance to give this “je ne sais quoi” to make projects successes.