The French designer and protégé of the French association VIA (Valorization of Innovation in Furnishing) Elise Gabriel recently unveiled some new products realised in close collaboration with the cellulose manufacturer Zelfo Technology. The Zelfo material is based on upcycled fibre-based waste which can be recycled into a new biodegradable highly versatile composite. The new pieces are currently showcased at Galerie Gosserez in Paris.
“The ‘Perchées’ (Perched) lamps, with their extended, inflated and opalescent volumes, highlight the material’s delicate and light qualities. Each raised bubble of light permits an infinite game of single compositions or clusters.”
“A combination of the two previous proprieties, the ‘La Ronde’ (Circular) and ‘L’Oblongue’ (Oblong) console tables, where the greater thickness of the material applied forms a Zelfo casing, which encloses and rigidifies the tripod base.”