Maximum, manufacture of french furniture. the advent of the waste.
In Ivry before joining the Maximum Workshops, we cross a landscape whose only function seems to be that one, to be crossed. A few newly built housing buildings, shaggy and solitary trees, industrial buildings that we can doubt that they are occupied, silhouettes pressed or wandering.
Once the door is crossed we discover a huge shed bathed in light. Around us heaps of wood, steel, plastic, people who go about, and here and there clues of the purpose of the place: the hulls of the armchair Gravêne, legs Clavex tables, the bench in safety barriers of the future collection.
At the moment, the workshop is working on both the furniture manufacturing and the construction of the future factory located a few meters away. The same logic permeates this new project. The recovery of industrial waste whose existing qualities (shapes, finish, resistance, flexibility, colors) are exploited. The peculiarity of Maximum: the quantity, the flow and the quality of the selected industrial waste allows them to ensure a production thought in a process itself industrial. The goal is to create a viable economy and allow affordable prices. Or the contrary.
The magazine at the back of the workshop is a room in which are stored hundreds of scattered objects and very mysterious for the common man. This place gives an overview of the work done to list with the industrialists all the possible resources. We find there falls, pre-series, misfires, pieces of rigging, margins of error, purges, downgrades, surpluses ... The conception of the design and the original material are intertwined. We do not know what is going on, the idea or the material.
This process of creation requires both the complicity of business leaders and the technicians of these industries who have for some yielded the surplus, for others passed on their knowledge and expertise.
The geography of the place reflects what Maximum achieves. To use the left behind of current economy into a lever of rich and abundant wealth.
7 rue Marcel Sallnave, 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine
Link to the site
Constance Lacorne, Musca Paris