Fogo Island Plastic Free Kites

Fogo Island Plastic Free Kites

Fogo, surnommé "un rocher dans l'océan", est une petite île située au large de Terre-Neuve, au Canada.


Dans le cadre d'un projet semestriel plus vaste en cours, les étudiants de 2e année du Master Product Design de l'ECAL ont participé à un atelier court et amusant de quelques jours, utilisant l'une des ressources les plus abondantes de l'île : le vent.


Travaillant en collaboration avec la ShoreFast Foundation - une organisation travaillant dans de nombreuses avenues pour créer une économie durable sur l'île, les étudiants ont développé des cerfs-volants sans plastique.


Fogo Island a l'intention de devenir complètement sans plastique dans les années à venir et, à mesure que leur nombre de touristes augmente, les souvenirs de cet endroit spécial sont de plus en plus demandés. Les cerfs-volants développés sont donc à fabriquer sur l'île et destinés à la boutique cadeaux Fogo Island Workshop.


Créés à partir de bois de bouleau, de coton biologique Ripstop et de ficelle en fibre de chanvre, les étudiants ont créé une gamme de motifs, en se référant aux caractéristiques uniques de l'île.

Workshop (2022) par Marcus Angerer, Jule Bols, Fleur Federica Chiarito, Matteo Dal Lago, Sebastiano Gallizia, Sophia Götz, Maxine Granzin, Lucas Hosteing, Paula Mühlena, Cedric Oder, Oscar Rainbird-Chill, Yohanna Rieckhoff, Luis Rodriguez, Donghwan Song, Chiara Torterolo, Luca Vernieri

Professeur·e·s
Camille Blin, Maxwell Ashford, Anthony Guex, Anniina Koivu
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Fogo Island Inn and landscape. Photo by ECAL / Jasmine Deporta.
Photo by Jasmine Deporta.
By ECAL / Fleur Chiarito and Matteo Dal Lago. Taking reference of the islands rich colour palette, this kite is dyed with local berries. Photo by ECAL / Jasmine Deporta.
By ECAL / Fleur Chiarito and Matteo Dal Lago. Taking reference of the islands rich colour palette, this kite is dyed with local berries. Photo by ECAL / Jasmine Deporta.

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By ECAL / Sebastiano Gallizia and Marcus Angerer, referencing fishery buildings signature to the island, this architectural typology is made fly. Photo by ECAL / Jasmine Deporta.
By ECAL / Sebastiano Gallizia and Marcus Angerer, referencing fishery buildings signature to the island, this architectural typology is made fly. Photo by ECAL / Jasmine Deporta.

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By ECAL / Lucas Hosteing and Donghwan Song, Fogo Island history is based around dried cod fish, this kite takes a typological kite design and transforms it into the local Fogo staple. Photo by ECAL / Jasmine Deporta.
By ECAL / Lucas Hosteing and Donghwan Song, Fogo Island history is based around dried cod fish, this kite takes a typological kite design and transforms it into the local Fogo staple. Photo by ECAL / Jasmine Deporta.

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By ECAL / Maxine Granzin and Paula Mühlena, most people send a postcard from their holidays, this kite packs down to a postcard format. Photos by ECAL / Jasmine Deporta.
By ECAL / Maxine Granzin and Paula Mühlena, most people send a postcard from their holidays, this kite packs down to a postcard format. Photos by ECAL / Jasmine Deporta.

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By ECAL / Oscar Rainbird-Chill and Cedric Oder, traditional Fogo rowing boats utilise tree's which are grown naturally curved by the strong winds, here a boomerang is cut out from the perfect curvature of this unique resource. Photos by ECAL / Jasmine Deporta.

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By ECAL / Chiara Torterolo and Luca Vernieri, these wind spinners combine colours from Fogo's unique colour palette created by Giulio Ridolfo. By ECAL / Jasmine Deporta.
By ECAL / Chiara Torterolo and Luca Vernieri, these wind spinners combine colours from Fogo's unique colour palette created by Giulio Ridolfo. By ECAL / Jasmine Deporta.

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By ECAL / Yohanna Rieckhoff and Luis Rodriguez, circles are painted all over the island and used as identifiers for fisherman during fog, this commonplace feature is translated to a kite. Photos by ECAL / Jasmine Deporta.
By Yohanna Rieckhoff and Luis Rodriguez, circles are painted all over the island and used as identifiers for fisherman during fog, this commonplace feature is translated to a kite. Photos by Jasmine Deporta.

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By ECAL / Sophia Götz and Jule Bols, this kite uses a stitching method referencing numerous jetties and docks on the island to give the kites fabric structural strength and reduce the amount of wooden dowels in the construction. Photos by ECAL / Jasmine Deporta.

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