Well at lombaert studio it means making socially and environmentally conscious choices that lead to what we call ‘good design’. A design can only be called ‘good design’ if it not only considers the aesthetic aspect of a project but also its form, function and longevity. In a nutshell we design sustainable products that leave a positive impact on people and the planet.
On our side it means a lot of research in terms of material, learning about new technologies and finding the right partners. It’s a learning curve and with new discoveries in science and tech, it means constantly questioning what we are doing to get better. On our client side it means being ready to be challenged and listening to our propositions so we can create a collaboration based on dialogue.
No, but we work with clients who have values and goals that go beyond profit at any cost. Our clients focus on the needs of the present but don’t compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs too. It goes without saying that if your project is about promoting fossil fuel, gambling, weapons, or if you use child labour and human slavery we won’t be the right fit for you (and we hope you won’t find a fit anywhere else either).
It doesn’t have to be. We have worked with large organisations, small companies and independent workers and we understand that budgets vary. We make sure to maintain good communication with our clients and contractors all the way through the production process so everybody gets fair wages and the best possible outcome.
Yes and Yes! We are all about playfulness and colours. We love searching for new material and experimenting with printing techniques. There are plenty of options out there that will make a project super impactful in terms of design and super unimpactful in terms of environment. Phewww, design is saved!