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Florie Salnot

MA work

Building on a new craft technique I have developed, using available materials in a refugee camp setting (Sahara desert, south-west Algeria), the project seeks to enable Saharawi refugees to set up their own jewellery-making business. The aim is to offer a sustainable way for generating badly needed income and thereby reducing dependency on humanitarian aid. It also aims to promote self-reliance and innovation, and invigorate local craft traditions in an original way.

Plastic from bottles is the raw material. It is transformed with a low technology that is widely available in the camps, using simple hand tools and hot sand.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2010

  • Building on a new craft technique I have developed, using available materials in a refugee camp setting (Sahara desert, south-west Algeria), the project seeks to enable Saharawi refugees to set up their own jewellery-making business. The aim is to offer a sustainable way for generating badly needed income and thereby reducing dependency on humanitarian aid. It also aims to promote self-reliance and innovation, and invigorate local craft traditions in an original way.

    Plastic from bottles is the raw material. It is transformed with a low technology that is widely available in the camps, using simple hand tools and hot sand.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Furniture and Product Design (First class), London Metropolitan University, 2008; BA, Cabinet Making, Ecole Boulle, Paris, France, 2007; DEUG (Hons), Social Sciences and Archaeology (First class), University La Sorbonne, Paris, France, 2004
  • Experience

  • Designer internship, Julia Lohmann Studio, London, 2008; Cabinet making internship, Isokon, London, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • Crisis Shop. Sold Out!, Seves Glassblock Showroom, Milan Furniture Fair, Milan, Italy, 2009; New Designers 2008, London, 2008; Salon des Arts Decoratifs, Espace Rivoli, Paris, France, 2003
  • Awards

  • 2010