luis eslava: recycled canvas workshop
jun 28, 2009
luis eslava: recycled canvas workshop


last month, spanish designer luis eslava, directed a design workshop organized by asociaciónproyecta
and sponsored by ecolinea (who is engaged in both socially and environmentally sustainable products).
the program addressed notions of ‘saving’ which encompasses many aspects of our everyday life,
from what we purchase, our consumption of water, light etc. – the overall idea of the workshop
was to develop products where ‘saving’ was main component to the overall philosophy of a design.

the goal was to work with companies that used recycled materials to develop new products
for the home and everyday use. the result was a range of objects that could be proposed to ecolinea,
that utilized recycled canvas from advertising campaigns.
here are some of the designs that were conceived.

‘paperboat’ by alberto arza & aymará aravena
image courtesy of luis eslava

returning to our childhood, playing in the water again like when we were kids.
the rubber duck has been converted into a ‘paperboat’. a design which involves the use of origami
with fabric, which behaves as a tub stopper.


image courtesy of luis eslava


‘canastalona’ by marc borràs
image courtesy of luis eslava

a wall container which is ideal for outdoor gardens or moist environments.
it can be used as a planter or to hold other objects such as keys, at the entrance of the house.
its three-dimensional shape is generated from the two-dimensional patterns of the canvas.


being used as a planter
image courtesy of luis eslava


mailing off a canvas postcard
image courtesy of luis eslava

‘postal-ONA’ by lorena sauras, are postcards made from recycled canvas. using canvas posters
from your city. you can send friends and loved ones a piece of where you’re from, as the advertisement,
for a time, was a part of your city. it is a reminder of what we can collect and send to others.


image courtesy of luis eslava


herbs can be packed into the small pouches to make small fragrant packages
image courtesy of luis eslava

atrapa-lo by guillermo tejedor, uses canvas to make small pouches which contain aromatic herbs.
odors can escape through the holes of the perforated canvas to maintain a fresh scent.


image courtesy of luis eslava


being used as a means to keep your closet and clothes smelling fresh
image courtesy of luis eslava


‘mochila’ by nino leclercq
image courtesy of luis eslava

a bag made to suit your laptop. this is an idea of a backpack which is dedicated to the computer.
the canvas properties provide resistance and impermeability that is well suited for a product
meant to carry a computer.

luis eslava was a participant of our designboom mart in saint-etienne.
he is currently exhibiting as part of designboom’s kitchen ecology exhibition.

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