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Belgian design at EcoSolidarity
Belgian designers Studio Plastique and Sep Verboom / Livable Platform and experts Giovanna Massoni and Axel Clissen (Socle studio) take part in EcoSolidarity: a live talk from New York and an online exhibition.
“Critical attitudes and passionate makers are what is needed today to operate a big change in design production and distribution.” Giovanna Massoni, EcoSolidarity Advisory Commitee
Linseed and linseed oil and its byproducts are the subject of investigation as the StudioPlastique duo Theresa Bastek and Archibald Godts set out to explore and design innovative ways to apply them. The ultimate aim is to offer alternative and diversified visions and opportunities for the European flax industry that stands under a great amount of pressure from global competition.
Through his Livable® platform, designer Sep Verboom brings together partners as diverse as their geographies: from the Peruvian Amazon to Indonesia, and from local governments or commercial companies to NGO’s. The outcome results in handmade pieces created with a higher purpose, ranging from furniture, eyewear or even publications. A biobased future made from local residual flows by social employment and a collaborative approach.