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Wallpaper*: Re-Made. Can you create a perfect circle?

Together with Wallpaper* magazine we hosted a series of online workshops to coincide with the launch of Wallpaper* Re:Made, a flagship project and evolution of Wallpaper* Handmade. We considered and challenged the role of design in sustainable consumption by ideating on how we can better achieve a more circular economy.

As a company we face a responsibility to affect the way the current system works, supporting product design not just in delivery but throughout its whole life cycle. As a first launch stage we created the fictional company “Map Industries”, a speculative platform which seeks to confront the behaviours surrounding consumption and change the context in which we create, produce and consume products. Keeping the idea of a circular economy at the forefront of our design process, our intention is to disrupt the way in which products are made through new infrastructure, new systems and by directing talent to create better products.

We design for endurance, repair, upgrade and reuse. In an industry where some things are moving faster than others and consumption is a closed loop, our studio is focussed on how we can negate the impact that has. Expanding on our pre-existing body of work, our approach is to design for disassembly and for things to come apart, an attempt to demystify elements such as power, which is universal to every form of consumable from smartphones to transportation. The goal is to solve endemic problems surrounding consumption and the often elusive nature of how products work. Map wants to redefine the physical artefact for a long wave future and a truly circular product ecosystem by embracing creativity to ensure that desire drives us down the right path.