Launched in 2011, the eco-design approach at Maisons du Monde is a lever for change for a more responsible offer. Gradually integrated into the product design and development process, since 2011, the eco-design programme has helped to increase the number of references identified as “eco-design”. For the third year running, we wanted to associate students and young designers to take part in this major challenge thanks to the Sustainable Creation Awards.
For this 3rd edition, 47 candidates from 13 different schools sent us their projects: Ecole Condé Paris, Ecole Condé Nice, Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique, EESAB Rennes, Pôle supérieur de design Nouvelle Aquitaine, ENSCI – Les Ateliers, Ecole Supérieur de design des Landes, Universités Toulouse II, ESAAT (Ecole Supérieure des Arts et du Textile), Lycée Malraux, ENSA Limoges, ENSA Paris Malaquais and STRATE Design.
To integrate the Maisons du Monde style, two themes were proposed to them: “Workshop” and “Hygge”, corresponding to the trends from the 2019 collections. 18 applications were submitted for the “Workshop” category and 29 in the “Hygge” category. At the end of February, Maisons du Monde stylists and product managers preselected 5 projects for the furniture category and 7 projects for the decoration category for their style, their suitability with the Maisons du Monde universe and their marketability.
At the start of March, a jury of eco-design experts comprising partners from this 3rd edition - Eco-mobilier, FSC®, EVEA, Eco TLC, Marie-Claire Idées - supported by the ADEME and the Fondation pour la Nature et l’Homme, rated the environmental reduction efforts described by the students.
By rewarding young talent that integrate style and eco-design in a product, we want to show that eco-design boosts creation is not a constraint! Indeed, there is still much still to be done to eco-design all our products, but we want to pave the way to speed up this approach.
Discover the winning projects!
The prize ceremony was held on Wednesday 9 October 2019 in Paris, in the presence of the Sustainable Creation Awards’ partners. Four prizes were presented:
- Romain Lafiteau from the Ecole supérieure de Design des Landes (Montde-Marsan) received the “furniture” award for his “Coloc & Cie” shelves-stool set. He wins a €2,500 cheque, the production of the prototype of her project and the chance to follow a work placement with the Maisons du Monde team of designers. His product will be sold in the Maisons du Monde 2020 catalogue!
Charles Saade from the Ecole ENSCI – Les Ateliers (Paris) received the “Decoration” award for his slotin “Twin stools”. He wins a €2,500 cheque, the production of the prototype of her project and the chance to follow a work placement with the Maisons du Monde team of designers.
- Manon Levasseur from the Ecole supérieure de Design des Landes (Montde-Marsan) received the FSC France special award for her “Dossie” coffee table project. She won €600 of Maisons du Monde FSC® certified furniture.
- Romain Lafiteau from the Ecole supérieure de Design des Landes (Montde-Marsan) also received the “Like It” public award. From 1 to 30 April 2019, web users were able to vote for their favourite project on the Maisons du Monde Facebook page. He won a €500 Maisons du Monde gift voucher.
Congratulations to all the winners!