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2008

New Memory | Totem

The studio was invited by ESADSE (École Supérieure d’Art et Design de Saint Étienne) to hold a three month course during which the New Memory workshop took place. The result of the workshop was an installation entitled ’Totem’ which was presented during the Saint Étienne International Design Biennial 2008.
’Totem’ is a composition of old-used furniture that were transformed utilising unrelated materials while following a common concept; each piece has been re-thought not so much based on its functionality but more on its history and inbuilt philosophy. The memory of each object has been the basis of inspiration while the use of contemporary materials underlines certain formal characteristics converting them to symbolic elements.
The installation represents a symbol for the tourism of the area, and the city of Saint Etienne in particular, which has invested considerably on design. It is also an attempt to create awareness towards an ever consuming society placing emphasis on issues of sustainability and real design values.

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ctrlzak - New Memory, workshop and Totem installation for the Saint Étienne International Design Biennial 2008, by CTRLZAK

Haute Couture, multi-purpose container

ctrlzak - New Memory, workshop and Totem installation for the Saint Étienne International Design Biennial 2008, by CTRLZAK

Totem installation

ctrlzak - New Memory, workshop and Totem installation for the Saint Étienne International Design Biennial 2008, by CTRLZAK

Tèlèphone, telephone sitting furniture with Thomas Schnur

ctrlzak - New Memory, workshop and Totem installation for the Saint Étienne International Design Biennial 2008, by CTRLZAK

Ressort, chair suitable for thinking with S. Nosko

ctrlzak - New Memory, workshop and Totem installation for the Saint Étienne International Design Biennial 2008, by CTRLZAK

Workshop with Ecole Superieure D’art et Design de Saint-Etienne

ctrlzak - New Memory, workshop and Totem installation for the Saint Étienne International Design Biennial 2008, by CTRLZAK

Musèe, classical dinner chair with M. Murinova

ctrlzak - New Memory, workshop and Totem installation for the Saint Étienne International Design Biennial 2008, by CTRLZAK

En plain air, ethereal dinner chair with Z.J. Mai

ctrlzak - New Memory, workshop and Totem installation for the Saint Étienne International Design Biennial 2008, by CTRLZAK
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