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A render of a outside, public kitchen

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique presents nine student design projects

Dezeen School Shows: software that aims to help people with dyspraxia manage their time and an app designed to encourage sustainable fishing practices are included in Dezeen's latest school show by students at L'École de design Nantes Atlantique.

Also featured is a service that extends the life of household appliances and a project that makes urns from woven baskets.

L'École de design Nantes Atlantique

Institution: L'École de design Nantes Atlantique
Courses: MDes City Design, MDes Care Design, MDes Digital Design and MDes Food Design
Tutors: Anaïs Jacquard, Simon Boussard, Arnaud Le Roi and Aude Messager

School Statement:

"The research lab by design City Design Lab is dedicated to urban and territorial change. The Design Lab brings together public and private stakeholders, companies, associations, regional authorities and academics and aims to create, develop and test new spaces, services and products combining user needs and environmental and economic requirements on a "full scale".

"The Care Design Lab conducts research on issues of societal and environmental well-being and health. It brings together public and private organisations and businesses, associations and individual players with the goal of creating, developing and carrying out full-scale testing of sustainable, innovative and exploratory measures.

"Principles of the Digital Design Lab of L'École de design Nantes Atlantique include: a UX design and digital innovation platform mixing research, pedagogy and industrial partnerships. Pragmatic, experimental design research for interactive and hybrid user experiences in complex systems. Stakeholder-centric design processes that focus on tangible and immersive human experiences with complex artificial and/or living intelligent systems.

"The Food Design research lab by design is dedicated to the entire eating system. It brings together public and private stakeholders, companies, associations, regional authorities, and academics, in the field of food products, as well as presentation devices for all spaces, products, and services for food."

A render of recap, which is designed to extend the life of household appliances.

Recap by Bruno Miloux

"Every year, 1,900,000 electrical and electronic devices arrive on the market in France. Besides the pollution emitted during their life cycle, these objects create 800,000 tons of waste per year. Yet 50 per cent of this waste could be avoided with simple regular maintenance.

"Recap is a service that extends the life of household appliances. It relies on better maintenance to ensure an optimal life span of the device. Comprised of a digital space containing maintenance information and a connected sensor, it provides a maintenance record for each device. Recap is a national finalist for the James Dyson Award."

Student: Bruno Miloux
Course: MDes City Design
Tutor: Anaïs Jacquard
Email: b.miloux[at]

A render of a furniture range called Mum

Mum by Clara Tortorici

"The public space, common to all, is a place of transit and gathering. It sets the scene for our urban life and stimulates social interaction. The more pleasant the environment, the more positive the interactions between citizens.

"Mum is a range of urban furniture with a playful, creative, and lively identity. Aimed at local authorities, it is modular and allows for a wide variety of layouts and uses.

"Its beveled shape suggests a gap to be filled. The solid and hollow parts make it possible to assemble laterally or vertically.

"Finally, the addition of modules influences the choice of activity: sitting, playing, socialising, being alone, or simply soaking up some rays."

Student: Clara Tortorici
Course: MDes City Design
Tutor: Anaïs Jacquard
Email: cl.tortorici[at]

A photograph of a basket urn

Âme by Laëtitia Gérard

"Once an integral part of everyday life in France, basketry is tending to disappear. At the same time, our country is experiencing a large-scale increase in the number of elderly people and the cemeteries in large cities are overcrowded.

"Faced with this twofold problem, Gérard devised a way to revive this traditional know-how and use it for new funeral practices.
Âme is a craft workshop that offers funeral urns in the image of the deceased.

"These containers are woven by a local basket maker, from plants gleaned from nature. Family and friends can participate in the creation of the urn, alongside the basket maker or on their own. The biodegradable urn is designed to be buried in the middle of forests or gardens."

Student: Laëtitia Gérard
Course: MDes City Design
Tutor: Anaïs Jacquard
Email: laetitia_gerard[at]

Peli Pelo by Pauline Hanouzet

"With the support of the Leaf association and the CHU of Nantes, Hanouzet has designed a support solution for children hospitalized in oncopediatrics. Peli Pelo is an app that makes them more independent in their life and care journeys.

"The app is made up of a fun chart and customisable cards, which offers the child a visualisation of his or her own progress.

"The child can classify and search for information that will help them regain a sense of power, despite the challenges they face."

Student: Pauline Hanouzet
Course: MDes Care Design
Tutor: Simon Boussard
Email: pauline.hanouzet[at]

Parallaxe by Virginie Lelièvre

"Dyspraxia is a learning disability that reflects the difficulty, or even the inability, to automate a gesture. For the person concerned, performing this gesture requires great concentration and energy. It is necessary to break down and anticipate each movement.

"Lelièvre came up with Parallaxe to help overcome the problems of young dyspraxic adults. The software, connected to a watch and neck loop earphones, helps them to manage their time better.

"Users create temporal alter egos that ensure their schedule is not overloaded or offer them "gesture cues". Parallaxe increases self-confidence which is too often put to the test."

Student: Virginie Lelièvre
Course: MDes Care Design
Tutor: Simon Boussard
Email: einigria[at]

A photograph of an app used to fish sustainably

Fishain by Mathis Freudenberger

"Over the last 50 years, the excessive exploitation of the seabed has destroyed the seas and the species that live there. By 2050, we will almost certainly experience a shortage of fish.

"However, some fishermen practice reasoned and sustainable fishing. Fischain aims to encourage them by promoting their good practices.

"This application gives the 'good fisherman' traceability, recorded history, and automated labeling of his catch.

"Fischain generates regulatory labels for sale mentioning the name of the fish, the date, the area and the fishing method. This 100 per cent digital and transparent labeling system is a valuable tool for discerning consumers."

Student: Mathis Freudenberger
Course: MDes Digital Design
Tutor: Arnaud Le Roi
Email: mathis.freud[at]

An image of Khore.ia, which is a software that records "movement" scores

Khore.ia by Raphaëlle Gorenbouh 

"Khore.ia aims to make 'movement scores' or 'pure works' of choreographers accessible to blind and visually impaired people. Like Braille, the Khore.ia project uses its own choreographic writing system accessible in relief.

"A creation software is associated with two joysticks manipulated by the dancer. Two reading windows, superimposed one on top of the other, display eight symbols in relief that indicate the specific position of the artist in the space.

"The dance takes shape and comes to life. Finally, it becomes visible, even for those who cannot see it."

Student: Raphaëlle Gorenbouh
Course: MDes Digital Design
Tutor: Arnaud Le Roi
Email: r.gorenbouh[at]

Hang Loose by Ugo Rorato

"The sport of surfing offers a global experience: physical prowess, constantly new challenges, but also life rules and a "surfer's" state of mind. However, the world is changing and so are our uses: while urban sedentariness is increasing, coastal landscapes are changing.

"In view of this fact, Ugo asked himself: how can I surf on a daily basis, indoors or outdoors, regardless of the circumstances? Hang Loose is a compact solution for indoor use or for stable outdoor terrains.

"Intended for beginners or advanced surfers, it provides them with regular practice and prevents certain injuries when they resume surfing."

Student: Ugo Rorato
Course: MDes Digital Design
Tutor: Arnaud Le Roi
Email: ugo.rorato[at]

A render of a public kitchen

Streat by Déborah Büsing

"300,000 people. This is the number of homeless people in France according to the Fondation Abbé Pierre.

"The number is constantly increasing and malnutrition is a daily threat to this already fragile category of people. They have limited access to kitchen utensils, which greatly reduces their ability to prepare nutritious meals.

"Faced with this urgent situation, Déborah designed Streat in collaboration with engineers, designers and experts in the social field.

"This fully-equipped public kitchen is activated by a card or an NFC cell phone sensor provided by local associations. It is a place to prepare good food and to sit down to eat in comfort and safety."

Student: Déborah Büsing
Course: MDes Food Design
Tutors: Aude Messager
Email: oktyone[at]

Partnership content

This school show is a partnership between Dezeen and L'École de design Nantes Atlantique. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.