jean-marie massaud: e'pack for environment jean-marie massaud: e'pack for environment
apr 23, 2010

jean-marie massaud: e'pack for environment

jean-marie massaud: e’pack for environment image © designboom

 

 

‘e’pack’ is a new collection of seating, planters and lighting for california-based company environment which focuses on exploring a diverse mix of sustainable materials and textures through their designs.

the ‘e’pack’ series stands for furniture which is efficient, environmental and economical. the pieces are light and compact requiring minimal packaging and energy use. this collection is designed by environment’s creative director jean-marie massaud, with ‘walter’ chair by french designer marc berthier.

‘walter’ chair image © designboom

 

 

berthier’s ‘walter’ can double as an indoor or outdoor chair. it is foldable for easy storage. instead of a standard back cushion, the supporting upholstery is made from upcycled environment billboard canvas.

side view image © designboom

back view image © designboom

the chair’s collapsible wooden frame image © designboom

‘grace’ lamps image © designboom

 

 

massaud’s ‘grace’ lamps are made from the paper-light, recyclable material Tyvek®. their forms appear like cloud-like pods.

installation view of ‘grace’ hanging and floor lamps image © designboom

base of ‘grace’ floor lamp version image © designboom

 

 

 

the floor lamp version of ‘grace’ is counterbalanced by a stack of your favorite magazines or books, secured by a canvas belt, reducing shipping impact and adding an element of customization.

detail of the Tyvek® construction image © designboom

installation of ‘grace’ lamp and ‘edgar’ table image © designboom

 

 

 

‘edgar’ is a series of stools and a coffee table which uses organically tanned leathers that tie over half-hexagonal shells of wood frames.

‘edgar’ stool image © designboom

‘gatsby’ containers image © designboom

 

 

 

‘gatsby’ are multi-functional containers for storage and display. they can be used as magazine holders or a planter, with the use of clay beads to absorb soil moisture. they are made from organically died, natural color leather or organic cotton canvas, with a silver Tyvek® lining.

‘topanga’ shelving image © designboom

 

 

 

‘topanga’ is environment’s new modular shelving system constructed from honeycomb cardboard, making them lightweight. they come in three different sizes, the smallest unit weighing only 30 pounds. the shelves are available covered in recycled kraft paper which can easily be personalized, or reclaimed wallpaper designs.

detail image © designboom an artist was on-site customizing the shelving image © designboom

 

jean-marie massaud portrait © designboom

 

 

environment’s e’pack collection was on show in zona tortona during milan design week 2010.

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