Ocean Soil


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Biodegradable 222 Composite 95 Recycled 115

Ocean Soil

Photos: Aurore Piette


On the French Atlantic Coast, ocean matter is naturally created in the water through the sedimentation process. This characteristic local material reaches the seashore with the tides. However, because of human activities on the coast, that raw matter is currently collected and discharged offshore.
Thus, as a Designer and Actor of change, Aurore Piette has been developing several techniques leading to complementary applications from the ocean matter. Indeed, Aurore Piette Studio offers Product Design Applications including Furniture, Painting, Ceramic, but also Architectural Applications with Tile, Brick, Wall Coating. Thus, inspired by Craft and in collaboration with engineers, Aurore Piette created the Craftsmanship of the sea: a contemporary and local vision of creation by co-working with her close environment, the ocean.
Aurore Piette Studio proposes a coherent Interior Design defined from characteristic local and revalued material. Here, the aesthetic pays tribute to the first co-worker, the ocean, and embodies the locality of Meschers-sur-Gironde, the origin of the material.
Self-proclaimed as Craftswoman of the sea, Aurore Piette proposes to transpose to Design the Autarkic ways of living that characterised the project-based area. Indeed, in the past, communities were living in the cliff, in caves. Thus, Aurore Piette follows that self-sufficient approach in its creative perspective by using local materials such as drift-wood as structures for furniture pieces. Since her works belongs also to Passive Design, Aurore Piette proposes to use available natural matters that are passively extracted such as Cliff Powder through the Erosion process for Ceramic coating.
With its Passive Design and Contemporary Craft, Aurore Piette Studio defines a unique symbiotic vision of creation developed around authentic values.

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Ocean Soil
Local revalued matter

Physical samples

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