With “France Design Week”, the designers of Tours focus on ecology and recycling

For this second edition of France Design Week, Tours is hosting an exhibition highlighting the work of designers on the issues of environmental protection and the management of our too much waste. A sensory approach: here we can touch, smell, their creations.

We wanted to show that design is the daily life of those who will use them. So every day, we can work with objects, services, well-made spaces; and those who know how to do well, it is the designers, and more particularly, the designers who put in their recipe a good sensory dose“, explains Régine Charvet-Pello, designer and organizer of France Design Week in Tours.

An environmental approach that increasingly inspires young designers, such as Alexandre Esteves, who gives life to furniture and objects thrown in the trash. Or the work of a teacher of applied arts in a high school in Tours, who with her students designed and made clothes from scrap wood used to condition local goat cheese. Others have imagined new objects made from tons of leather scraps thrown away each year by leather goods manufacturers.

Ideas among many others to discover all over the country until September 28. This year, France Design Week labeled 350 events (exhibitions, conferences, visits to design studios, open days, workshops, etc.) involving schools, design promotion organizations, studios, agencies and businesses. The event will be followed by the first meeting of the new National Design Council, created to inform and advise the State in the definition and monitoring of a national design policy.

“My beautiful waste” – exhibition as part of French Design Week – 4 rue Jules Favre, 37000 Tours – until September 28, 2021 – Monday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. – free entry.

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