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Daily Connection, a Conscious Design exhibition by EnsAD School

Part of Oui Design 2018

O-de is a rainwater collector made by Marie Piplard and Alexis Fiony

For 250 years, EnsAD (National School of Decorative Arts) has discovered and cultivated a myriad of unique talents. With great capacities to develop creative forces, to nurture solid skills, and to support innovative and bold ideas, the school occupies a distinguished place in the domains of arts, cultures and economy.

As part of EnsAD’s ongoing project Bamboo for Paris, ten students participated in a workshop on the promotion of bamboo as an eco-friendly material of the future. The program took place from May to June 2017 at the Domaine de Boisbuchet, a research and design center based in the southwest of France. Established by French designer Alexander von Vegesack in 1986, Boisbuchet invites the most inspiring architects and designers from all over the world to lead week-long workshops every year. Surrounded by inspiring architectures in natural settings, the EnsAD students created objects and models with bamboos that can be reproduced on an industrial scale.

EnsAD’s exhibition is part of Conscious Design wich refers to design works that promote ecological awareness and help our communities flourish in a better natural world. At WantedDesign Brooklyn at Industry City, the Conscious Design Exhibition showcases innovative design projects and products from around the world that not only push the boundaries of our creativity, but also embody our shared responsibility in protecting the ecosystem. Such a communal responsibility unites natural environment and human society as a cohesive whole.

This project is conceived by EnsAD Vegetal/Imagination/Economy Studio.

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As part of Oui Design, a program developed by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in partnership with FACE Foundation, supported by Institut français-Paris, the French Ministry of Culture, FACE Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, Van Cleef & Arpels. Additional support for women designers has been provided by Fondation CHANEL.

Additional support for the Conscious Design exhibition at WantedDesign has been provided by XL Airways.