Client: Mansartis
Design Studio: Fern· by deardesign studio
Fern· Founder: Cecile Imbert
Creative Director: Ignasi Llauradó
Design Team: Ignasi Llauradó, Paul Serizay, Aya Ulan
Photographer:  xavitorrent.com
Servicios: Ecodesign, Interior Design, product design, user wellness, Furniture

Eco-responsible workspace MANSARTIS, Paris

  • Fern·, the new eco-design brand specialized on sustainable projects of deardesign studio reveals Mansartis project in Paris, Place Vendôme. It is a high-end eco-responsible workspace distributed in 300 m2 and designed with upcycled and recycled materials.  
  • The new Mansartis project illustrates the social demand for sustainable solutions while offering healthy environments for companies and their employees. 
  • Sustainable workplace solutions require an eco-design process to create social, environmental, economic impacts. Mansartis project exemplifies this dual need by providing a high-end project with 70% of materials deemed eco-responsible. The Mansartis workspace proves that eco-design can become the new norm.

Our Approach to Eco-design

Research and development process for the Mansartis project began with natural landscape explorations throughout Provence and Catalonia. While seeking inspiration from the land and local craftsmanship, materials to upcycle or recycle were searched in new and innovative ways. Journeys took the team from quarries to landfills to coastlines in search of materials that could take on a second life.

Through this project,  eco-design tools were implemented. From creating design and production teams and partnering with material recovery entities, a strict checklist was used to ensure the best eco-design outcome.

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Specifications of the Mansartis Project at Place Vendôme

Wellness

To ensure employee wellness, the creative team designed the office space as a blend of open space and private space. Fostering collaboration in brightly illuminated areas adds to wellness, as do ergonomic furniture and healthy-construction materials.

Upcycling & Recycling

The Mansartis project has upcycled and recycled materials at its heart because the furniture  were designed with recovered steel and oak, Cradle2Cradle MDF, and recycled plastic. The oak was upcycled from old SNCF train floors and all working surfaces of the tables are derived from post-industrial plastic waste.  Two of the designs — the AU Box and FD Desk — act to blend seamlessly with oak and drywall plenum frames lining the wall. The interior design was fitted with original FSC sourced oak parquet, recycled carpets.

High-end Finishes

The designers team worked with the expertise of craftsmen to produce office furniture and spaces with high-end finishes. Although the Mansartis project used recovered & recycled materials, the results are anything but raw or common. Each part of the design draws out restrained simplicity and innovative mobility. Along with maid-to-measure furniture, Cradle2Cradle and EU eco-certified materials were incorporated to bring the seating, flooring, textiles and accessories in alignment with eco-design principles of the project.

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Results

This project saw 70% of its materials come from upcycled and recycled sources. Benefits to employees can include flexible work spaces, functional environments, natural lighting, healthy-construction materials, and a serene colour scheme to encourage innovative thought.

For employees, stakeholders, and companies, eco-design workplace solutions can:

  • Minimize environmental impact by upcycling and recycling materials to reduce waste, pollution, and landscape degradation.
  • Optimize social impacts by disseminating the importance of eco-responsibility to all company stakeholders and by providing for the health and wellness of employees.
  • Drive economic benefits by improving employee loyalty and commitment and by increasing productivity while at the office.