katell gelebart: art d'eco couture
 
katell gelebart: art d'eco couture katell gelebart: art d'eco couture
oct 07, 2010

katell gelebart: art d'eco couture

‘barilla jacket’

french designer katell gélébart started art d’eco (ECOlogical art) as an avenue in which to creatively express her position as an environmental and human rights activist. her philosophy and ethic is to develop the potential of recycling as a means of combining design with the resusable, without generating more waste. through her work she tries to embody ‘ecodesign’ – the art of re-using and utilizing low tech means only.

‘broceliande coffee boots’

‘as an ‘eco-designer’, I create exclusively with used and discarded materials such as inner tubes, blankets or towels. lately, I have focussed my attention on food packaging which is ubiquitous and contains great potential for re-use. this particular packaging has a wonderful aesthetic quality in its graphics, color and display of language through text. its delicateness however, has meant the works that were previously robust must have become light and metaphors for a world of re-use.(…) they hint at a world after waste.’ – katell gélébart

‘friskies trench coat’

‘bonduelle dress’

‘engrais clothes’

‘aprons’

‘raincoat and boots’

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