M
o
r
e
t
h
a
n
1
0
0
D
e
s
i
g
n
E
v
e
n
t
s
i
n
t
h
e
c
i
t
y
Brussels Design September - Intro slide 1
Brussels Design September - Intro slide 2
Brussels Design September - Intro slide 3
Brussels Design September - Intro slide 4
50
100%

From - To

15.09 2.10

Place

Avenue Monplaisir 77, 1030 Schaerbeek
EXHIBITIONS

Gio: Desired offcut by Duplex Studio

About

- Opening exposition « Gio: Desired offcut» le 22 September from 6pm to 10pm -
The exhibition will be open 7 days a week from 15 September to 2 October from 11 am to 5 pm.

Based on Distributive Design, Gio tackles how finished products are made while improving the designer/producer/customer's relationship.Through its design process, Gio discusses local production, knowledge sharing and production sovereignty. Gio is a lamp made of stone, wood offcuts and 3d printed bio-plastic. Context Today, designers need to think about disruptive models and innovative production solutions to ensure the transition toward a sustainable economy. The democratisation of local production methods could tackle the established industry where mass-produced products are made. Nowadays, using local materials combined with sharing knowledge and local manufacturing machines is essential to increase local economic prosperity and self-sufficiency in making qualitative products. We think of Gio as a system which embodies local production innovation: We used offcuts of Belgian stones called "Hainault blue stone" as the Gio structure. We decided to use durable, noble and time-resistant material offcuts to keep resources in circulation. The use of materials that become more beautiful with time is a way to bring longevity to objects. The stone was milled with a "Mekanika" CNC, an affordable open-source CNC router. The technical and adaptable parts were 3D printed with natural filaments of mussels, scallop shells, wheat and coffee. We seek to involve people to work with local materials that embody the specificities of the regions and the geological landscape. Through democratic manufacturing methods, Gio shows the possibilities of producing our own finished objects.


Participation in the Design Contemporary Market (Gare Maritime from 24-25 September 2022) with AMAI furniture collection.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

Learn more