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This 300 pages book is about seeing beauty in waste, experimenting with global nomadism, thriving for greater awareness via meditation, maintaining courage, passion and uncompromising determination. When you finish reading the book , you will see the world differently. It will change the way you see trash , and the way you can change the world You will see trash as the “gold of tomorrow” and you will be inspired to change many of your small habits to make your life more “conscious.”. Bringing awareness though playful meditation, go vegetarian, re-use your waste , give things a second life. Maybe you will be inspired to become modern nomad, and not be materially attached to things; to live simply only that which is essential. Through the book, you will travel so many countries that maybe you will be curious to discover for yourself another humanity; where it seems as if there is “depravation” but there is “so much”. Maybe you will understand that by changing oneself, by being a living example, one can change the world.
Now I need you to be part of this adventure, to help me spread inspiration and awareness by making this book real. Go to :
One week workshop held with 6th grade students at paris International School
As a science, we learn the transformation of Tetrapack into wallets and place mats, mouse pads, of plastic bags into skirts and accessories for carnival, and food packaging (cardboard) into baskets and placemats. Students also learnt one craft : weaving. It brought awareness about re using and it is potential
And showed how a a vulgar waste from the kitchen can be turned into beauty and something usefull…
Photo to see on : http://artdecodesign.typepad.com/photos/ecodesign_school_paris_20/
Invited to join the team of the Dessau Architecture School (Bauhaus,Germany) visiting Bardia to plan the construction of a sustainable school, I was asked to run ecodesign workshops at the ecoclub and at the school art classes..
The problem is that rural Nepal is so poor that there is no waste to recycle ! (Ourah! Therefor, there is NO problem ). The children made paper beads with old magazines and poach out of used rice bags.
Photo album to see on : http://www.artdecodesign.typepad.com/photos/ecodesign_nepal/index.html
"Katell Gélébart Die Recyclerin Sie hat nichts gegen Müll – im Gegenteil: Sie macht die schönsten Sachen daraus. Heute lebt die Bretonin in Italien, doch zieht auch weiter durch die Welt.
"Katell Gélébart The Recycler She has nothing against waste - on the contrary: she makes the most beautiful things from it. Today the Breton woman lives in Italy, but she also goes all around the world.
ARTE TV, a 6 mn feature. "Italy : a suistainable fashion ... in Plastic
EUROPEANS AND PLASTIC WASTE Each average European uses 198 plastic bags per year , a significant source of pollution , especially since several decades are necessary for their complete degradation .......
Les sacs plastiques sont indissociables de notre société de consommation – avec son cortège de gaspillages en tous genres – et il est extrêmement difficile de s’en passer. Face à ce constat, nous pouvons toutefois adapter notre comportement et adopter une attitude plus écologique, par exemple en faisant un usage plus durable de nos sachets. On peut ainsi les réutiliser, sans les jeter après un usage unique. Ou en faire une matière première pour élaborer d’autres produits. On parle alors de recyclage ou d’« up-cycling », une revalorisation de la matière plastique. C’est précisément ce que fait la Française Katell Gélébart. Si elle évite de consommer des sachets plastiques en privé, elle les utilise pour ses créations qui s’exportent dans le monde entier.
French version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuWdTC-pFyA
Bringing awareness into the creativity of tomorrow's architects.... this was the aim of the workshop. Buildings, construction are one of the activities generating a huge amount of waste and should be addressed. During these 3 days, the students looked for waste and unwanted materials in their surroundings. books, food packaging etc.... but a eventually a green leather coach abandonned in the street was the source of inspiration for many students. They developped "maroquinerie" articles all hand stitched. Bicycle inners tubes were turned into costers or a hammoc, tetra pack woven into placemats, and old books wear embroidered...
view photos of workshop on photo album : left column.
During my work as an ecodesigner in India, I once had to up cycle some used fabric. I invented a new material call”paper/fabric” . It is resistant and “sew-able” . For me, a wedding dress is the summon of the disposable/ buy-and-throw consumption society because it is worn only once.
So for the “one-time-use-dress” I have used paper /fabric. It was specially made with left overs cotton fabric and old lace I removed from old clothes of mine. The paper pulp is also made of textile rags, rejects of production. This is the first disposable , ecofriendly wedding dress in 100% re-used material.
It is currently exhibited at : hochZEITEN ! castle of Belvedere, Postdam, Germany, until Oct.26th http://www.spsg.de/Ausstellung_Hochzeiten.html
ART D’ECO / Collective exhibition hochZEITEN !, castle of Belvedere, Postdam, Germany.
April 26th /Oct.
ART D’ECO will take part in the exhibition
named Marriages at the Belvedere castle
in Postdam ,near Berlin , Germany. A wedding dress in
paper/fabric will be exhibited.
“one-time-use-dress” I have used paper /fabric. It was specially made
for the dress with left overs cotton fabric and old lace I removed from old
clothes of mine. The paper pulp is also
made of textile rags, rejects of production.
So this wedding dress is disposable and
100% re-used material.
It is low tech’ as it requires no heavy
machinery, not even power. The paper can
be made mechanically and the dress sewn
with a domestic sewing machine . says Katell Gelebart, ecodesigner
of the LAVERA Show Floor during the Berlin Fashion Week , jan. 2013
Cooperation Lavera to make gown dress out of Lavera’s obsolete wrap, modelled by German celebrities : Magdalena
Brzeska, Eva Habermann, Christine Neubauer, Annabelle Mandeng und Mariella
Ahrens and Bernhard Bettermann.
photo album on : http://artdecodesign.typepad.com/photos/lavera_fashion_show_berli/
Multiple projects : making a fence out of old burn beds. the "Bubble fence" is pierced with holes that will let a turquoise light come through in the night + ecodesign workshops with the children + presentation at Last School in Auroville, and New year's eve' presentation " new thinking for new times" with 200 guests.
The catering company Bonduelle has bought our dress made of used frozen spinach Bonduelle.
To be exhibited during the next Salon du catering internorga in Hambourg
In March 2013 . BRAVO Bonduelle ! you have understood that this is communication material !
Who’s next ? we still have Barrilla, friskies, cafe Frelsen ???
Master Class on ecodesign at the Kharkiv State Academy of design and Arts, Ukraine , Oct. 2012
Students in graphics At the design Acamedy in Khakiv have participated in a Master Class held by Katell. here is the result of their creation, a first hand try with designing with re used materials. Bottle corks turned into coster, umbrella strutures or fabric turned into children's mobil or poach , shirt becoming invitation card and pencil box, wall paper turned into a zen notebook, plastic bags becoming poster with the " macrame" technic , leather jacket becoming a mobile phone poach . so much inspiration and creativity. BRAVO to all ! keep re using ! the brochures bellow have been made by the students.
A master class " from research to ecodesign" was held at the Yermilov Art Center in Oct and was attended by about 60 people, all enthousiastic to listen to katell's vision on ecodesign and her journey into re using waste.
ART D'ECO has been invited to refurbish and decorate the new headquarter or " hauptstadtresidenz" of the A.Toepfer foundation in Berlin. Instead of renting a fancy office, the foundation together with 2 others has decided to rent a garden to be "closer" to people and nature. See for upcoming events on :