POLYMER x ATELIERS LAISSEZ PASSER
The furniture proposal by the Ateliers Laissez Passer collective for the Polymer association, is an example of the waste that Marseille’s industrial port produces every day. Each object (life jackets, truck straps, a martyred poplar, steel staples, a fishing rod) is preserved in the integrity of its form and/or function: grey energy continues its cycle, the memory of use shines through. In this spirit of cyclical reuse, this assembly can be disassembled to reactivate its original functions: survival, transport, ship repair, fishing… And thus return to the customary activities of the port, the very ones that make up the picture of our working environment, the soul of our practice. Thanks to its ecological vision, Ateliers Laissez Passer carries out projects for private individuals, local authorities or artistic initiatives combining craftsmanship and upcycling.
Polymer is an association that brings together artists, entrepreneurs and scientists, all of whom are passionate about art and keen to take action for ecology and biodiversity. The association brings to life collaborations to create works of art from wild plastic waste collected on coasts or in the Mediterranean Sea. Throughout the year, Polymer organizes awareness-raising activities such as cultural events, conferences and debates, talks for young audiences and collection sessions to get more and more citizens involved. All of Polymer’s initiatives aim to create enviable futures while regenerating our environment.