Series 8. Eco Icon No.10

“When less really is more.”

Giorgio Caporaso’s cardboard shelving collection for LESSMORE products.

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The More Collection is a multi functional  system of modular furniture for internal and external use.

The design of this sustainable collection has centered around its modularity and transformability, starting with the design of a basic  unit,  which can be combined with other identical or similar units to create a bespoke shelving unit.  It can be made into a suspended wall unit, an open bookcase , or it can be used as a room divider other environments, and can be anchored or suspended from the ceiling.

More is the response to everyday life that demands an ongoing flexibility of spaces and adaptability of furniture to meet our ever changing life style requirements.

The product is based on the use of units which can be readily combined without needing any special or complex equipment and which can be built up as desired, so providing highly versatile and interesting solutions which are not only aesthetic, but – given its self-supporting nature – are also functional.

There is no limit to the number of ways in which the units can be assembled. The creations are never permanent and can easily be changed, as the finish of each unit enables it to be used as a final element. Linear, corner and overhang compositions are possible.

Giorgio Caparosa says ” Objects can have a long, sometimes varied, life, until, that is, they are at last disposed of. To ensure that their everlasting effect on the planet is well felt, these products are born through careful study dedicated to both birth and rebirth.”

These furnishings and accessories explore the eco-friendly potential of cardboard and wood,  enabling the product to meet the design expectations of the product while at the same time being sustainable and innovative. Designed by Giorgio Caporaso, Lessmore products are manufactured to be easily disposable and to have no negative impact on the environment.

Findingeco loves the successful fusion of design, sustainability and flexibilty  inherent within this collection and values its commitment to treading lightly on our planet.

Series 8. Eco Icon No.9

‘Wearable Sculptural 3D Printed Art by Daniel Widrigs

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London architect and artist Daniel Widrig has taken 3D printing to another level. He has created a unique, custom collection of wearable sculptures.His creations  are abstract three dimensional forms , each one customised to fit the unique shape of the wearer. The soft and sinuous lines in Widrig’s 3D-printed collection share the fluid lines and textures often found in  the work of his mentor  and visionary architect, Zaha Hadid  in whose practice he was significantly involved,  designing some of Hadid’s most iconic buildings and products.

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The collection is  made using  a polyamide material, with each piece being  laser-formed into  patterns that interact with the organic forms of the body. Created by taking 3D  body scans Widrig was able to customize each piece to the unique configuration of the model’s body shape. Little Black Spine, for instance, is a piece that draws on the form of a skeleton and was designed to look like a natural extension of the model’s spine.

Daniel Widrig  established  his own studio in  London in 2009, Widrig’s studio now works in a broad range of fields including sculpture, fashion, furniture design and architecture.  Embracing digital systems since its early days, the studio holds a unique position in the field and is widely considered to be in the vanguard of digital art and design.                                                                  

Daniel has received international critical acclaim and has been published and exhibited internationally. He received a number of prestigious awards including the Swiss Arts Award, Feidad Merit Award and the Rome Prize. In 2009 Daniel was named Maya Master, a title awarded by the digital design community and software industry recognizing people reshaping and redefining the boundaries of technology and art.

The concept of creating unique wearable sculptures  to order means a transparent supply chain, no wastage and a small carbon footprint which apart from being covetable and exquisitely beautiful makes it more than worthy of being named Finding Eco Eco  Series 8 Icon No.9.