Naturalia - Organic Shop
Well known French organic foods shop, uses Green Blade® materials in interior design
Hotel Tourny - Organic chic
The newly opened Hotel Tourny masters the art of organic chic with Green Blade® decorative panels.A renovation by Teisseire & Touton Architects, this cosy chic hang out boasts stylish, contemporary rooms, and a welcoming breakfast area complete with an Aruba Green Blade® back drop.
Champs Elysées Headquarters outfitted in Green Blade® panels
This magnificent headquarters for a large international group, entirely outfitted in Green Blade decorative panels, oversees France’s most famous avenue ‘Les Champs Elysées’. The dark Havana colour strikes a bold contrast with touches of white and a clean modern design.
Conception : Agence Outsign
© Luc Boegly
Hong Kong Eco Home
Crédit Agricole’s business incubator Paris, with a Green Blade® auditorium.
Le Village by CA is Crédit Agricole’s new incubator for start-up businesses in the heart or Paris. The renovated building of 4’500m² boasts a beautiful auditorium in Green Blade® acoustic panels.
Project by Erg Architecture - Nacéra Rahal (St Maur des fossés)
Custom made lampshade with perforated Green Blade®
“This lampshade is wonderfully transformed when the lamp is switched on. In daylight you see the lovely nuances of the banana veneer; as the lamp glows hundreds of small holes appear”. Dutch Nature Design developed this product in cooperation with Lambri BV
Diameter size ranges up to 580 mm and can be customized up to 1180 mm upon special request.
Designer/craftsman : Reinier van der Maas
Originally from The Netherlands, Reinier van der Maas is a graduate of the Wood and Furniture College in Rotterdam. He has 20 years of experience in design and making custom furniture and interiors. A passion for wood has driven him to craft the craft of marquetry.
3form Europe launch Green Blade® panels
3form Europe presents the Green Blade® material to architects and designers in the form of a “Varia” panel made from ecoresin. This new combination is part of the Full Circle collection by 3form, with products developed in collaboration with artisans and communities from different continents.
“Through our collaboration with FIBandCO, 3form in turn helps support Martinique’s local community by bringing ecological raw materials to the Architecture and Design community through our collection” Cas JongeriusCEO 3form Europe.
This new addition to the Full Circle collection is called ‘Green Blade®’ and offers the possibility of creating doors, wall panels, ceilings, and any other made to measure architectural project.
Model S by TESLA MOTORS (Concept Car)
Journalists and privileged guests from the world over were able to see an ‘avant-première’ of the latest prototype of the Model S with its very beautiful Green Blade finishes. The much awaited car is considered to be the car of tomorrow and did not disappoint its spectators. The deliveries of the first models are foreseen for summer 2012
La Lampe Banane by François Azambourg
“It is a lamp made up of a sheet of Green Blade veneered onto a support. This sheet is simply cut out flat and formatted by folding in order to obtain the stand and its lamp-shade. The unit is equipped with a compact fluorescent lamp.”
From the beginning of his career, François Azambourg devotes his work to the alliance of technique and art with a search for simplicity and lightness. Thus he becomes prize winner in 1985 of the “Moving” competition at the Decorative Arts academy, before his graduation in 1987 in industrial design of the ENSAAMA, (Ecole Nationale Superieure of Applied arts and the Trades of Art).
The works of François Azambourg, whilst poetic and innovative, question the materials which bring him answers by structuring new and original forms. Internationally recognized, his creations are found in particular in the collections of Line Roset and Cappelini, Poltrona Frau, Domeau & Fathers…
Prize winner of the Medicis villa trophy in 2003, Grand Prix of the Design of Paris in 2004 and the competition of the Museum of Decorative Arts, he was also three times prize winner of the ‘Top Plastic’ competition. He invents new materials and deposits a patent on flexible sandwiches after having won the CTBA competition in 1994. From 1999 to 2003, his works are exposed at VIA. In 2002, he develops fiber optic lights for Designer' S Days. For the Lille City of Culture 2004 event, he designs a microphone-restaurant, treated like an out of scale object. In January 2009, he is elected Designer of the Year by the Paris Furniture exhibit. Since 1993 he teaches in many schools of design and currently at the ENSCI Les Ateliers in Paris.
Tray and table: “Milky Tray” and “The masked Banana” by Marie Christine Dorner
“The ‘Milky Tray’ project is a small environment for snack time, the childhood moment which tends to disappear in adults. To remind us of this lacteous interlude “the 4 O’clock chocolate snack”, white ceramic crockery prototyped by SCULPTEO plug into a perforated tray (tray covered in Green Blade veneer), thanks to its small udders. The stabilized unit can then travel to the office or at home. ”
The Masked Banana
“Is a beautiful coffee table, made up of two bases finished in Green Blade veneer, embedded into one another in a cross form, and of a plate of Privalite glass. The table is magic: while pressing on a switch, the top goes from transparency to opacity; at the same rhythm, the base appears and disappears.”
Originaly from Strasbourg, Marie Christine Dorner is a graduate from the Camondo school of art. At 25 she leaves for a round the world tour, making a stopover in Tokyo where she will remain for a year thanks to a decisive meeting with Teruo Kurosaki. For his company ‘Idée’, he orders a collection of furniture from her, exhibits the collection and launches her in Japan with her creations of folded steel pieces of furniture, inspired by origami.
Once back in Paris she becomes an emblematic figure of the design revival in France. While continuing her collaboration with Japan, she carries out the refurbishment of the hotel ‘la Villa’ in the ‘Saint-Germain des Prés’ area of Paris, the first Parisian “design” hotel; the restaurant of ‘La comedie Françaises’, and in 1990, she designs the presidential box for Bastille Day. In 1996 she settles in London where she will live 12 years. Parallel to her creative work she teaches at the Royal College of Art at the request of Ron Arad. In 2004, her exhibition “One forms one Shape” in Paris and in Japan marks a decisive turning point and develops the concept of “material matters”.
If the name of Marie Christine Dorner rhymes with institutions like the Ministry of Culture, Presidential Furniture, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (she exports French elegance in embassies all over the world), it is also associated with other large names such as Saint-Louis, Baccarat, Bernardaud, Montis, Ligne Roset, Zeus…
A table by Normal Studio (Jean-François Djingdjian, Eloi Chafaï)
“We wanted to use the material as veneer which is its original use. Its surface becomes animated by a very elaborate pattern. It is screen printed and acts like an optical illusion with a skillfulmoiré effect. ”
Normal Studio, alias Jean-François Dingjian and Eloi Chafaï, were elected creators of the year 2010 at the Now! Maison&Object show in Paris.
An industrial design studio created in 2006, Normal Studio defends a purified design where objects take a simple and usual form. An essential, timeless design without superfluity nor demonstration of style or any ornament, an intuitive design which appears familiar to us. Their work operates towards a technology transfer for a process of instantaneous rational creation where the pencil generates useful and elementary forms, where material takes life in a range of possibilities. Their pragmatic and basic design composes a universe happy, malicious and coloured which exalts the quality of use. Artistic directors of the Tolix brand since 2009, they collaborate in particular with brands like Tefal, Eno, Schneider electric… and were the subject of a monographic exhibit at the museum of decorative Arts in Paris in 2010.
Jean-François Dingjian, graduate of the Beaux-Arts of Saint-Etienne, is the winner of the Agora prize fund in 1996 and the Creation of the city of Paris prize in 1999. He is project director at the ‘ENSCI les Ateilers’ and founder of the published review Azimut
Eloï Chafaï, graduated from ‘ENSCI les Atelilers’ in Paris and received the Grand Prix design parades 01 of the Noailles Villa in Hyères, in 2006.
Banana Stick by Cédric Martineaud
“Like a series of piled up cans, this large luminous stick plays on juxtaposition, and reveals the variety of fibres in Green Blade. The Interior neon is found thus covered with a skin that is more natural than the one we are accustomed to.”
Originaly from La Rochelle, Cédric Martineaud studied applied arts. Artistic director of the ‘Stephan Plassier’ house for five years, fashion, scenography and graphics become his vectors of expression. During this period, he creates the exhibition “Marriage” at the Galliera Museum and creates the decor of the stage play ‘Bérénice’ by Lambert Wilson in 2001. An Independent Creator since 2004, we can attribute exhibits like “Ultra Skin” at the Palais deTokyo in 2006, “Recettes d’architecture” for Boffi Cuisine in 2010, or the road show celebrating the 100th anniversary of Nivea in 2011.
He works on spaces where the body, movement, emotions and the gesture are unceasingly solicited to redefine stories, significant places.
Luminous Suspensions by Patrick Nadeau
“The project plays with the material, its finesse, its fragility, the color and light. Large banana trunk fibre sheets floating lightly in a given space are delicately pierced by light. The veneer is partially tinted with the colors of the banana plant flower, reminder of the organic origins of the material. ”
Patrick Nadeau is a DPLG architect. After a post-graduate diploma in design, he is supported by the National centre of Visual arts and VIA. Invited in 1996 by the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs to the Kujoyama Villa in Kyoto he takes great interested in contemporary research on the gardens.
In 1998, Patrick Nadeau opens his office and develops projects associating architecture, design and vegetation. This unique approach quickly meets the adhesion of innovative companies and institutions like Authentics (iFproduct design award 2011 for the collection Urban garden), Boffi, the Festival of the Gardens of Chaumont-sur-Loire, the Hermes House, Kenzo Parfums, Louis Vuitton, the City of Rennes, the Royal Salines of Arc and Senans, Saint-Gobain glass…
Patrick Nadeau teaches design at the ESAD in Reims where he directs the workshop of organic design which he initiated at the school of Camondo (Decorative Arts) in Paris. He is also member of the OTJ (Observatory of garden trends) supported by the Jardiland Institute.
Fib&Light panel by Mathilde Bretillot
“Green Blade is above all a veneer of which the graphic structure and the potential thinness make it possible to propose a diaphanous panel. By consolidating the sheet with an adhesive coloured film, I propose a signageapplication. Like a giant pictogram, a coloured and luminous surface appears through the fibre. This panel becomes an enlightened component of the architecture. ”
Mathilde Bretillot “practices with the necessary essential rigour, a female dandyism of design”.
Her works exploit the concepts of elegance, of refinement, detachment and non-conformist esthetics well known to dandyism. However she feminizes the term, adding the roundness of curves and the seduction “of a sparkling glamour, of a Parisian verb”, which belongs only to her. Designer, Interior designer and scenographer, her work is elaborated from a dialogue with her clients. Nourished by her collaborations with Martine Bedin and Michele De Lucchi in Milan, Ross Lovegrove in London or Philippe Starck in Paris, she has explored for 25 years the potential of forms and space, which she transmits today to her pupils at the Camondo School in Paris and at Cambre in Brussels.
Mathilde Bretillot questions the contemporary environment, absorbs the universe of luxury, to bring global answers that are sharp, sensitive and reasoned to projects that she undertakes for Baccarat, Christofle, the Manufacture of Sevres, Orfèvrerie of Chambly, the Galleries Gilles Peyoulet and En Attendant les Barbares, Boffi…
A Fx Balléry icon revisited
Fx Balléry uses the graphic and structural qualities of Green Blade to dress with an elegant and natural skin his light ‘UP’ published by Goodbye Edison.
Originaly from the Jura region of France, FX Ballery integrates the ESAD of Rheims in 1996. Following the “Young talents” competition of the Colbert Committee which he wins for the first time in 1999 by creating a travelling mallet for Chanel, he begins his collaboration with the perfume Issey Miyake. He enters the same year the Royal College of Art after being an intern at the Ron Arad design studio in London.
In 2000, as a graduate, he goes back to England in order to follow a masters in “product design” at the Royal College of Art. He wins for the second time the Colbert Committee competition with a picnic project for Hermes and multiplies studies for his clients and partners such as the Jean-Paul Gaultier perfumes, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty and Pernod Ricard. Designer and scenographer, in January 2011 he founds “Goodbye Edison” a brand of lighting which only uses Leds and joined the creation of “Y a pas le feu au Lac”, editor of design objects made from natural wood in the Jura.
Paraluce, lamps by Germain Bourré
"Paraluce plays with the placement of the banana plant fibres on the Green Blade veneer sheets developed by FIBandCO. More than a veneer, one could talk of mapping. The pleating of this made to measure skin preserves the lightness of the matter while structuring it. Each lamp becomes a unique piece opening and closing like the plants which share the ecosystem of the banana plantations in Martinique."
What’s more, this project has the particularityof displayingthe“Green Blade pattern” option. An exclusive, unique offer only proposed by Green Blade, which makes it possible to assemble the sheet according to an original template, in this case a drawing imagined by Germain Bourré for his creation.
As a graduate of the ESAD of Rheims, and after five years with designer Jean Marie Massaud, Germain Bourré has developed his path through the crossed universes of organic design and culinary design in the creation of furniture and objects.
In 2005 he creates his studio in Paris and cultivates the multi-field aspect of his profession. ‘Organic’ takes a big part in its works, be it in the plate or his objects, contributing to his drawings.
Since 2008, he has been creating for the famous champagne house Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin “travel menus” in keeping with their finest champagnes. He collaborates thus with big chefs like Philippe Etchebest, Jean-Pierre Vigato or Mathieu Viannay but also with rising talents like Laurent Azoulay or William Frachot. During the summer of 2011, he presents at the Gardens of Chaumont festival in the Loire “a garden in the street” a prize winning project designed with the landscape designer Julien Maïeli.
TRUNK by Day Glow Editions
DAY GLOW Editions, creator and manufacturer of contemporary lighting, presents the ‘Trunk’ collection in different Green Blade colours.
Vinci Energies Headquarters
The French architect, Dominique Suze, has associated Green Blade with a minimalist furniture design in a reception lounge. The elegant ‘Bahamas’ colour, is enhanced by the contrast of the gray walls and the white consoles.
Conceived and created by Carine Hayot Architecture, Zuri presents a simple, modern and subtle design.
This console which reveals with elegance Green Blade's natural motif, is a splendid example of the possibilities that our collection can provide for contemporary furniture.
Dimensions (LxWxH): 39.37x15.75x39.37 inches