Winner: Emerging design studio of the year 2022. Studio Samuel Tomatis is a French design studio.
Seaweed is invading the beaches of Brittany at an alarming rate. Eutrophication is a process by which oxygen is extracted from the water due to pollution allowing this organic but polluting and toxic material to proliferate.
Samuel Tomatis Studio began working on a project five years that revealed the thousand and one properties of seaweed.
Reusing this problematic biomass and using it as a biomaterial without any addition from petrochemicals for design and furnishing is one of the great challenges taken up by the Samuel Tomatis Studio.
Judges' comments: "Many companies wear their green credentials on their sleeves without truly having a sustainable solution. But Studio Samuel Tomatis has embraced sustainability and truly committed to it."
Designer: Studio Samuel Tomatis