Kyllian Conan

Richard Devinast, Julien Soubeyran, Christophe Thélisson

The project revolves around the way we produce our everyday objects and how this production could evolve in view of addressing environmental issues.
Today, the industry must face new challenges such as decarbonization or the depletion of raw material resources.
Considering these environmental constraints, it seems necessary to adopt a more frugal approach to production and to our relationship with objects.
The question of frugality and sobriety was addressed at different levels: usage, technology and implementation.
For my project, I chose to work on household appliances, a type of object that combines issues of comfort, technology and durability. After a phase of exchange with repairers in household appliances, I was able to target the category of small appliances and more precisely the coffee maker.
This object has a short lifespan (5 years on average) and is almost never repaired because it is not profitable. I then focused my research on resilience and reparability through a more frugal approach. This quest for sobriety underlies a hunt for electronic components, which represent the main cause of breakdowns on this type of appliance, and which may also limit repairs due to their high cost. The range currently comprises three coffee machines: the double, the filter and the pressure.