Organic Factory by Giles Belley

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November 2, 2009

I first discovered Giles Belley a few years back when he designed one of the most elegant energy-saving power adapters I've ever seen. Now the innovative French designer is passing back into our orbit with a new line of designs called The Organic Factory.

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  I first discovered Giles Belley a few years back when he designed one of the most elegant energy-saving power adapters I've ever seen. Now the innovative French designer is passing back into our orbit with a new line of designs called The Organic Factory. The collection features household objects made with organic, biodegradable materials garnered from agricultural waste. The designs embrace the volatile nature of biodegradable materials, using partial decomposition to create a dynamic aspect to each design. 
The small "hill" contained within the Colline design is made with biodegradable sunflower hulls. Seeds are stored within it, activated as the pot is watered and the hill decomposes. As the seeds grow into a plant, the hard form of the hill slowly sinks into the soil.
    I first discovered Giles Belley a few years back when he designed one of the most elegant energy-saving power adapters I've ever seen. Now the innovative French designer is passing back into our orbit with a new line of designs called The Organic Factory. The collection features household objects made with organic, biodegradable materials garnered from agricultural waste. The designs embrace the volatile nature of biodegradable materials, using partial decomposition to create a dynamic aspect to each design.

    The small "hill" contained within the Colline design is made with biodegradable sunflower hulls. Seeds are stored within it, activated as the pot is watered and the hill decomposes. As the seeds grow into a plant, the hard form of the hill slowly sinks into the soil.
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  The Plaine is composed of sunflower hulls. It is placed over the top of a pot filled with fertilized soil. As water is poured over the Plaine, it slowly biodegrades, distributing nutrients into the soil and eventually disappearing, making room for a plant to grow. The drawing shows the process of water traveling over the Plaine into the vessel below.
    The Plaine is composed of sunflower hulls. It is placed over the top of a pot filled with fertilized soil. As water is poured over the Plaine, it slowly biodegrades, distributing nutrients into the soil and eventually disappearing, making room for a plant to grow. The drawing shows the process of water traveling over the Plaine into the vessel below.
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  The Plaine is composed of sunflower hulls. It is placed over the top of a pot filled with fertilized soil. As water is poured over the Plaine, it slowly biodegrades, distributing nutrients into the soil and eventually disappearing, making room for a plant to grow.
    The Plaine is composed of sunflower hulls. It is placed over the top of a pot filled with fertilized soil. As water is poured over the Plaine, it slowly biodegrades, distributing nutrients into the soil and eventually disappearing, making room for a plant to grow.
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  The reverse side of the Plaine is textured, leaving space for water to seep into the soil evenly.
    The reverse side of the Plaine is textured, leaving space for water to seep into the soil evenly.
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  The Brindille is a fragrance diffusion mechanism made of water-soluble materials. When placed in contact with liquid, it releases continuous fragrance into the air as it degrades.
    The Brindille is a fragrance diffusion mechanism made of water-soluble materials. When placed in contact with liquid, it releases continuous fragrance into the air as it degrades.
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  The Rameau is also an aromatic diffuser, this one utilizing the heat of a votive candle to intensify the scent. A brush-like tool made with agricultural waste products is used to move the water, heating it and allowing it to evaporate, releasing fragrance.
    The Rameau is also an aromatic diffuser, this one utilizing the heat of a votive candle to intensify the scent. A brush-like tool made with agricultural waste products is used to move the water, heating it and allowing it to evaporate, releasing fragrance.
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  The Rameau is also an aromatic diffuser, this one utilizing the heat of a votive candle to intensify the scent. A brush-like tool made with agricultural waste products is used to move the water, heating it and allowing it to evaporate, releasing fragrance.
    The Rameau is also an aromatic diffuser, this one utilizing the heat of a votive candle to intensify the scent. A brush-like tool made with agricultural waste products is used to move the water, heating it and allowing it to evaporate, releasing fragrance.
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  Inflorescence acts like bath salts, dissolving in hot water to release aromatherapeutic fragrance. Individual pieces are designed in a cluster like a flower, each one shaped like a clove bud.
    Inflorescence acts like bath salts, dissolving in hot water to release aromatherapeutic fragrance. Individual pieces are designed in a cluster like a flower, each one shaped like a clove bud.
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  With Fruit, the objective is not to send out pleasant odors but to neutralize offensive ones. The pieces contain pine tree essences, which are activated when moisture reaches them.
    With Fruit, the objective is not to send out pleasant odors but to neutralize offensive ones. The pieces contain pine tree essences, which are activated when moisture reaches them.

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