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Maxime Geib

MA work

Our economic system is based on a continuous production of things that have to be sold to feed the machine of production.


Since the 1950s, planned obsolescence, or the design of products to fail within a short life span, has been in wide use throughout various industries. It is a core hidden strategy to increase consumerism, both affecting and decreasing our global resources.


This project aims to explore how we can plan the non-obsolescence of objects, to reduce waste and to create a better understanding of our relationship with the products surrounding us.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2011

  • Our economic system is based on a continuous production of things that have to be sold to feed the machine of production.


    Since the 1950s, planned obsolescence, or the design of products to fail within a short life span, has been in wide use throughout various industries. It is a core hidden strategy to increase consumerism, both affecting and decreasing our global resources.


    This project aims to explore how we can plan the non-obsolescence of objects, to reduce waste and to create a better understanding of our relationship with the products surrounding us.


  • Degrees

  • MA, Luxury Goods Design, Creative Academy, Milan, Italy, 2009; MEng, Mechanical Engineering, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France, 2007
  • Experience

  • Watches and accessories design, IWC, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 2009-10; Flexible pipelines engineering, Technip, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2008-9; Product design, Dièdre Design, Versailles, France, 2007; Structure dynamics and vibrations engineering, BMW, Munich, Germany, 2006