Katell Gélébart: 'Designer turns trash into treasure'

The Local I 22. März 2013

Photo: Tobias Kavelar


Katell Gélébart lives by the motto: 'Today's trash is tomorrow's gold.' The Hamburg-based designer finds creative uses for the things most people throw away. Mithila Borker reports.

For Katell Gélébart, creating ecological awareness in her everyday life goes beyond just designing products made from rubbish.

"There are many levels and many ways to bring sustainability in a system," the 40-year-old recently told The Local.

Her varied work includes replacing polystyrene decorations with reusable cloth in India, transforming unwanted x-rays and obsolete floppy discs into unusual notebook covers, and creating entire fashion lines out of discarded parachutes.

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