Topique-eau des Cimes is a network distributing rainwater, devised during a residency at the Jardin des Cimes in Haute-Savoie.
The first element of the network is a rainwater collector made of fibreglass and fabric. It is 3 metres in diameter and collects about 500 litres of water every month, which is the necessary amount to water the vegetable garden. The water falls onto this light structure and then runs through a dispatcher leading to different pipes.
Then the water is distributed by three different pieces of stoneware, designed according to the specific needs of the patch they are placed in: a watering pump for the seedbed, a pool used to fill in watering cans, and a sprinkling pipe to irrigate the soil.
Materials: polypropylene pipe, stoneware, fabric, fibreglass structure.
Team: Isabelle Daëron, Chloé Heyraud, Association Jardin des Cimes, Champs des Cimes, Antoine Auffret, Anne-Boscolo-Cavin and Alain Cavin, Fleur Moreau (intern), Justine Andrieu
This project was carried out with the support of the Conseil Général de Haute-Savoie, the council of Passy and the company Quechua.
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Designer and research designer, graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers and Esad in Reims, Isabelle Daëron designs scenarios connecting natural ressources and habitability. Her multifaceted approach focus on the fields of product design, urban design and set design. Her projects put into perspective the importance of environmental issues and their scope of application (flows, mobility, public space).
Some of her works, gathered under the « Topiques » — Topique-eau, a rainwater harvester ; Topique-ciel, a sky mirror using rainwater ; Topique-feuilles, a leaves collector —received several awards: Lille design prize (2012), Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris (2013) and Audi Talents awards (2015). Isabelle Daëron’s work has been shown in France — Biennale internationale design in Saint-Étienne, D’Days in Paris and in the exhibition «Conversation(s) » at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris — and abroad — for the International Craft Design exhibition in Taipei, CCA Kitakyushu in Japon, among others.
Finalist of Prix COAL 2017 and awarded FAIRE DESIGN 2018, Isabelle Daëron works in collaboration with two designers: Pauline Avrillon, product designer graduated from École Boulle and Floriane Roué, interior designer graduated from Ensad.
Studio Idaë operates in three main areas of activity acting in synergy: urban design, set design, and research. It cooperates with various public institutions (Cité du design de Saint-Étienne, CAUE Rhône-Alpes, Domaine de Chamarande, Centre Pompidou, etc.), private companies (Hermès, Leroy Merlin, Orange, Suez environnement, Lesieur, etc.), municipalities (City of Rennes, City of Saint-Galmier, City of Le Rheu, etc.) as well as manufacturers (Cristal Saint-Louis).
Today, the team is dedicated to three main projects: a fountain for the City of Rennes, the project Aéro-Seine, a cooling point for the City of Paris, as well as new window display for Hermès International and Hermès Japan.