MARETECH WORKSHOP, based on the French Atlantic Coast, seeks to value local waste ocean matter in Design and Architecture Applications.
Indeed, raw material is naturally generated in the sea in North Bordeaux through sedimentation process. With the tides this characteristic matter reaches the coastline. However, because of human activity along the shoreline, the ocean matter is gathered and discharged offshore as a waste.
Aurore Piette has been captivated by the possibilities of local matter and the zero waste approach of 3D printing technology as she considers how craft will progress in the near future.
As a result, MARETECH WORKSHOP aspires to create the first Craft Tech Hub by proposing a sustainable and local production for design and architecture applications. Thus, they 3D-print light products for indoor use made 100% of revalued ocean matter. Here the aesthetic embodies the local cliff and pays tribute to the close nature, origin of the material.
More than a production place, MARETECH WORKSHOP aims to spread its local and sustainable vision of making to a wider public. Thus, the Craft Tech Hub targets local schools and tourists through pedagogical workshops developed from ocean matter in order to raise awareness about environmental issues.
Because sustainable also means social, MARETECH WORKSHOP offers a contemporary way of production and shares its local vision of making through onsite workshops.
- Project locations
- Projects Edition
- WORTH Partnership Projects II
- Project Call
- 1st Call Projects
- Project Sector
- Furniture - Home Decoration
Aurore Piette (project leader) from Aurore Piette Studio
Ludovic Mallegol from Robot Faber
Marlieke Wijnakker and Yao van den Heerik from VormVrij3D