The Concept Behind FLOWNIVERSUM
Yasmine Mahmoudieh is an internationally acclaimed architect and interior designer known for her pioneering use of environmentally friendly materials and methods. Her latest installation, called "Flowniversum," showcases her innovative "circular economy" approach to turning ocean plastic waste into functional and aesthetically beautiful products.
The centerpiece of the installation is Mahmoudieh's "Flow Chair," which sets a new standard in aesthetic, ergonomic, and environmental design. The chair's organic flow mimics the human body and is made from tens of thousands of recycled plastic bottles. The installation also includes a wave-like veil that flows around the exhibition space and can be recycled into entirely different products in the future.
In addition to the physical installation, Flowniversum also includes a unique educational NFT (non-fungible token) collection displayed on a screen. These digital assets are located at the intersection of the real and virtual worlds and show an animated representation of a plastic-filled ocean transforming into beautiful vases designed by Mahmoudieh. These commercially valuable artworks amplify the environmental theme of the installation and speak to an increasingly eco-conscious audience.
Overall, Flowniversum is an inspiring example of how to transform plastic waste into design and manufacturing opportunities that have a powerful connection with the public. This installation was showcased at the Design Miami/Dresden event as part of the "Golden Age" theme, and it's clear that Mahmoudieh's vision is truly transformative.