The Bench 3.0
On 5 July this year in Bercy, the R3ilab network of non-technological innovation in the textile, fashion and flexible composites industries presented a number of open-innovation projects for the textiles of tomorrow, promoted under the banner of “ambitious industry”. Among these projects, supported by the Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, was a garden seat 3.0 combining the expertise of the high-end textile manufacturer Garnier-Thiebaut, the Société Choletaise de Fabrication, Structures, AD Confection, the designer Amaury Poudray and Armor, with its ultra-light flexible photovoltaic film, ASCA®.
The result: a modular and mobile concept equipped with an independent source of energy – the furniture of tomorrow!
Open innovation and transversal thinking
R3ilab promotes the coming together of creative designers and companies presenting mature yet innovative technologies. Among these companies, top names such as Hermès, Lectra, Solvay, Philips Lighting, Prodways and Le Slip français came together for round table discussions, to which Armor was also invited. With its flexible and low carbon photovoltaic film, ASCA®, the group has become part of a transversal project combining different state-of-the-art French technologies. The project was conducted in partnership with Garnier Thiebault, a textile manufacturer with an illustrious 200-year history, the company SCF (luxury weave artisans), the sewing workshop AD Confection, the company Structures, which specialises in research into technical lighting solutions, and the designer Amaury Poudray (sarl NETWORKS), an expert in furniture and interior design.
Garden seat 3.0: people, nature and technology