Partitions made from textile waste

Use of waste textiles for the manufacture of an insulated barrier and sound-absorbing, it was necessary to think. And it is up to Charles Saade, a student at LISAA we must this idea. An idea full of ingenuity award in the framework of the Design competition Zero Waste 2017. Zoom.
It took a few weeks to the student of interior architecture and design, Charles Saade, to create this funny wall textiles recycled. Still in the prototyping phase, the project Felto – it is his name , is poised to become the solution of tomorrow for space of coworking … An architectural solution that aims to solve problems of insulation and soundproofing.


Quality work rewarded in the framework of the Design competition Zero Waste 2017 (DZD), organized by the Syctom*. He gets at the awards ceremony on the 8th of June, in the first place.



“I started with the observation that every year there is a lot of waste textiles that are thrown away and not reused. The objectives of Felto are, therefore, effectively contribute to the recycling of clothing and other textiles in order to reduce the amount of waste products”, explains Charles Saade, the winner of the contest DZD.


A block of felt-stackable and modular


The principle is simple. The wall or partition is composed of(e) an assembly of building blocks (like bricks). Blocks made fiber textiles recycled. Their technical features ensure an insulation and soundproofing-a perfect place. “A block is the equivalent of three kilograms of textiles recycled”, says the student.


Before adding : “Designed to public spaces and professionals, it stacks easily to separate and delineate areas.” Has the key, you can … Create vertical separations self-supporting (see visuals below), to build meeting spaces, foundations, or supports. In sum, you can decline these blocks according to your desires and your needs.



The regeneration process of the textile


The idea is to recover the waste textiles at recycling centres for clothes and textiles. Once this first step achieved, it is necessary to transform matter : “By shredding the textile, and extract the fibers. We speak of regeneration of textile fiber by unraveling”, describes a student.


After which, it is possible to create a roll of felt, which is then turned into blocks. “The manufacturing of a product generates no fall and therefore no waste of materials”, adds Charles Saade.
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A divider, such as a game of creation


Just drop the pedestals plastic (recycled of course) on the ground (see photo above). Then add the block Felto in the rods provided for this purpose… and insert the dowels in the holes created in the block. A true child’s play ! “It’s a bit like a game of construction”, slides Charles Saade.



* The Design competition Zero Waste 2017 is organized by the Syctom, the first public operator in the european waste treatment. In partnership with the region Ile-de-France and Ademe Ile-de-France, it invites students and designers of tomorrow to think of solutions to minimize waste and play the card of the 100% recycling. The theme this year : “waste textiles”.


For the occasion, not less than 100 design students have responded to this. 57 projects were submitted and 13 were selected to be part of the finalists.


1st prize : Felto “Partitioning of the space using of textile waste”, by Charles Saade, LISAA, Higher Institute of Applied Arts.


2nd prize : Fashion Take Away “Combine the desire for a more responsible consumption with the pleasure of renewal, never-ending mode”, Elisabeth Jayot, ENSAD, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.


3rd prize : Reset the”Turn the waste from the coverings of the seats of the transit bases”, Pauline Caparrus and Sarah Leroy, Ecole bleue.


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