The jury of the Maisons du Monde Sustainable Creation Awards met in late February to review the submissions of students or recent graduates from design, fashion or art schools. The projects that best meet eco-design criteria and reflect the Maisons du Monde style were shortlisted.

In partnership with the eco-organisations Eco-mobilier and Eco-TLC, the association FSC France, the sustainability consulting firm EVEA, and with the participation of ADEME and the Foundation for Nature and Mankind, the aim of these Awards is to promote the young talents of tomorrow, help change behaviours by educating people about eco-design, make the sustainable management of wood a priority and identify sustainable products to include in our product offering.

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50 students participated in the second Awards, representing 17 design, fashion and art schools from all over France. They submitted projects for eco-designed furniture or decorative items. The students used their creativity to reduce the impacts on the environment, without compromising on style!

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The jury selected 10 submissions in the “furniture” category and the “decoration” category. At each stage of the life cycle of the product, the students demonstrated their ingenuity, making use of innovative materials (mushroom leather, eucalyptus fabric), sustainable sources (wood labelled FSC®, recycled material) and user-friendly ways to assemble the product.

The students are competing for 4 prizes:

  • “Furniture” prize
  • “Decoration” prize
  • FSC® prize when the product contains more than 50% FSC® labelled wood which meets responsible forest management criteria
  • “I Like It” people’s choice prize
“I Like It” contest on Facebook

From 3 to 30 April 2018, the 10 shortlisted submissions are presented on Facebook for the “I Like It” people’s choice prize. People can vote for their favourite project by liking the student’s photo. The winner will win a €500 gift certificate for Maisons du Monde.

The winners will be announced on 11 October in Paris at the official awards ceremony, in the presence of design experts. The prototypes of their projects will be presented to the participants.

Vote for your favourite project!

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