At Le Faboratoire we love to play with material combinations and 3D printing allows us to push the boundaries of experimentations. Concrete and bioplastics form an ideal couple nicely incarnated in Paul. The base of this vase is casted with concrete in a 3D printed mold. Its facets and asymmetry gives it a raw yet precious look, like an urban nugget.
The original philosophy behind Le Faboratoire was to offer locally made products that can both be purchased in their final physical form or in their pre-production digital form. If purchased digitally, a whole set of instructions is given to the client to locally source materials, self-produce parts (via local fablabs for instance) and easily assemble elements (with a very restricted set of tools).
That way, consumers become actors of their consumptions, giving them the satisfaction of doing it themselves and therefore a profound respect for the product synonymous of lifespan extension.
This project was the fruit of a team work carried on with Romain Peyraud.