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Functional Forest

Dates: 22 – 28 June 2014
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Prices: From € 835 to € 1125 (incl. tuition, materials, food, accommodation)

Philippe Malouin, Functional Forest from Domaine de Boisbuchet on Vimeo.


Functional forest is a workshop intended for all who are interested in making functional interventions to nature.

All you need for your project must be extracted from the nearby forest in a way that does not affect the health of the natural ecosystem. These materials will then be processed in Boisbuchet’s workshops or directly in the woods.

The aim of our exercise is to create a fun and/or functional object and reintroduce the outcome back in the place of its origin in order to create there an adult playground of tools, games, furniture, equipment or an installation.

Canadian Philippe Malouin holds a bachelor’s degree in Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven. He has also studied at the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris and University of Montreal. He lives and works in London. He set up his studio in 2009 after working for English designer Tom Dixon. He is also the director of POST-OFFICE, the architectural and interiors design practice. His diverse portfolio includes tables, rugs, chairs, lights, art objects and installations. Recently Philippe won the W Hotels ‘Designer of the Future’ Award and the Wallpaper ‘Best Use of Material’ Award. Philippe Lives and works in London, where he operates his design studio and teaches platform 18 alongside Sarah van Gameren at the Royal College of Arts.

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