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WantedDesign: International Schools Show

L.I project, by Yanis Bontemps, Paul Seiller and Victor Galineau, © Mobilier national

From May 12th to June 12th, 2021, WantedDesign is launching a new online exhibition space for its first online International Schools Show, a program that has existed at WantedDesign Brooklyn for the last 6 years. It showcases the work of international young talented designers, who have been selected to present their work, and awarded prizes by WantedDesign. 

This year, three French schools are showcasing their students' work: Ensaama, ENSCI Les Ateliers, and L'Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique, for a total of 46 different projects - some of which have been chosen by WantedDesign for its Conscious Design Awards

Among these successful projects is the L.I project, by Yanis Bontemps, Paul Seiller and Victor Galineau of Ensaama, initially a submission to Mobilier National's contest in which young designers were asked to redesign the furniture for the Cabinet Room of the Elysée Palace. The L.I project is an inflatable table for the Council of Ministers, which can be easily assembled and dismantled every week and uses the military system of Drop-Stitch, allowing for a one-piece tabletop. The table can accommodate 40 people over 12 meters in length for only 60kg, and can be assembled and inflated within 20 minutes. the L.I project won an Honorable Mention in Concept and Design. 

From Ensaama also, The Refuge Island, by Noémie Cruz and Louise Dequevauviller won the Best Of Conscious Design award for the design of a thatched-roof refuge that emerges from a lake in the French Alps. Thanks to its vernacular form and sustainable approach, this micro-architecture project advocates for the preservation of resources, through a water treatment prototype in which nothing is lost and everything is transformed - making it autonomous. Contemporary and archetypal, it offers an immersive and authentic experience in the heart of high mountain wilderness which favors cohabitation in a frugal mode of existence. In isolation, the refuge is an exercise in humility that allows questioning of human consumption and rejection of excess to promote a privileged relationship between architecture and landscape.

Two projects from ENSCI les ateliers were also awarded:

Hors-jeux, by Reem Saleh won Best of Social Impact for its re-politicization of sports. Hors-jeux lays the foundations of a design for inclusive and accessible sport. Applied to the democratization of para ice hockey, the project offers a new type of sled that is economical, customizable, and adaptable to suit all body types.

Finally, Histoires Naturelles by Camille Besse got an Honorable Mention for Sustainable Solution. Histoires naturelles offers a series of simple objects that allow us to plug into universally available energies: a solar shower, a slow-cooking oven powered by the self-combustion of brushwood and a wet limestone air conditioner. The project is based on the designer's observation that some natural phenomena are almost magical, and reveal energy flows within our environment. 

 

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