Oct

18

Woodlife Sweden at Archtober | Waste is not waste until you waste it. Circular design and upcycling - Meet the designer

Start

Mon

,

Oct 18

8:00 am

End

Mon

,

Oct 18

9:00 am

How

Virtual

Type

Talk

Location

A photo of Lilla Snåland's stool, Circular future.

Circular future by Lilla Snåland. Photo: Charlotte Gawell

Waste is very rarely waste. It is often an unused resource. This is something furniture design and manufacture company Stolabtook to heart, working with designer Marie-Louise Hellgren, a pioneer in the upcycling movement in Sweden, to develop a new chair from recyclables. On theinitiative of the designer, they decided to make use of the offcuts from one of their other products in a new design and the stool “Lilla Snåland” was born.

The newly started company Fabric Forest, which make textiles with wood as its core material, works with Marie-Louise Hellgren to develop the same principles – where circular design and early involvement of creative design thinking helps develop products and material, in line with the idea of sustainable use of products as well as resources.

The seminar invites you to join in on a conversation on circular design, upcycling and the design methods used in the design process.

Presentation by Marie-Louise Hellgren, designer, Heartearth Lab

in conversation with:
Martin Johansson, CEO, STOLAB
Tor Ahlbom
, founder, Fabric Forest

Moderator:
Mark Isitt, journalist and architecture critic

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