We are excited to share that our Remix Maison collaboration with multidisciplinary designer Irina Flore, received honorable mentions from Fast Company’s 2023 Innovation By Design Awards in both the Circular Design and Home categories.
Remix Maison reflects our dedication, innovation and commitment to the planet. We partnered with Flore to help us reimagine our Native Shoes Remix™ material into abstract, sculptural furniture. Circular in nature, the collection features eye-catching designs that reflect the present and future way of living, while questioning one’s everyday actions and needs.
With the intention of creating functional and contemporary designs that replace traditional materials with more environmentally-conscious resources, Flore developed sculptural structures exclusively using metal and Native Shoes Remix™. Native Shoes Remix™ is a combination of EVA and rubber, the main components of the brand’s line of injection-molded footwear. These primarily mono-material shoes are collected at the end of their useful life, cleaned and ground, giving them renewed life for new projects and products.
Both environmentally conscious and practical, Flore and Native Shoes’ first Remix Maison designs are sculptural benches designed for an entryway and built to serve multiple functions: a seat, a tray area for small items, a shoe holder, or a coat hanger. These sculptures’ various forms are inspired by Flore’s conceptual drawings and their functions fluctuate slightly from one design to another.
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