For Shelter, Lost Values has created a structure with a corporeal analogy; like the skin on our bodies, a shelter acts like a protective shell, shielding us from the elements. Cut Out – Cushion Cells are a series of hexagonal cushions, made from Bute fabrics. The shape is inspired by the form of skin cells under the microscope.
Lost Values’ Shelter at Tent London 2011.
Lost Values invites visitors to select and buy a cushion cell which then can be cut out and taken away. The cushion cells are embroidered with a thread that changes colour in the sunlight and within the centre or nucleus of each cushion cell sits a foldaway protective blanket or ‘skin’ that can be pulled out to shelter under. All the money raised from this project during Tent will be given to Shelter and Cancer Research UK.
Founder of Lost Values, Elena Corchero works to create objects that reference design’s rich heritage; its processes and traditions and melds these with technology, striving to uncover new and sensitive ways to create meaningful designed products for everyday contemporary life, which she hopes will be treasured and cared for. Acutely aware of the need to integrate sustainability into Lost Values works, she makes all the main pieces in her products to order, which allows for the incorporation of craft and personalization but also reduces waste and consumption.
Lost Values, Solar Vintage Fan