1. Our ‘joias’ are the fruit of a co-creation process between the artisans of Santa Isabel do Parnaíba and three Belgian designers. They are inspired by this overwhelming environment, and they are made out of the sun-dried fibres of the Carnaúba tree. In Joias the artistic concepts of the designers beautifully merge with the diverse craft techniques of the artisans.

    http://www.livable.world

    DIRECTED BY
    Sep Verboom

    A FILM BY
    Beeldhouwers

    MUSIC BY
    Zé Ramalho — Bicho de 7 Cabeças

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  2. An intriguing story of the ROPE recycling community in the Philippines.
    Local people use their traditional weaving techniques and transform old marine ropes into a range of new, http://www.livable.world. The story began when Mrs. Diosdada, a lovely and passionate entrepreneur, decided to make a livelihood out of recycling ropes from nearby shipping areas. After 40 years in the recycling business, Mrs. Diosdada now has children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a community that is benefiting from all her efforts.

    http://www.livable.world

    DIRECTED BY
    Sep Verboom
    Cliff Rigor
    Mark Ambalong

    MADE BY
    http://thehyvecreative.com/

    SPECIAL THANKS TO
    The City of Kortrijk
    Co Creative Studio
    Hon. Nida Cabrera

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  3. AYA is a collection that combines Indonesian craftsmanship with
    Belgian confection skills, and demonstrates a very creative and open
    mind. The result is an attractive and commercial family that clearly
    departed from the human and ecological aspects of design.

    Livable designer Sep Verboom and Vincent Sheppard
    partnered up to create an innovative new collection
    using rattan as the main component. Stimulating and
    enriching the local community in Cirebon, Indonesia,
    by exchanging knowledge and creating an enriching
    experience, was at the heart of this project. They
    specifically chose for rattan as Indonesia is the country
    most known for its incredible, age-old techniques and
    skills in managing this material.

    http://www.livable.world
    http://www.vincentsheppard.com

    SHOT BY
    Jochen Decostere/ Dieter Decostere

    MUSIC BY
    bensound.com

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  4. Caro barro tells the story of ceramic artisans in valley Jequitinhonha, invaded by huge plantations of eucalyptus.

    The result of a cocreation process between the LIVABLE designer Sep Verboom and the Brazilian artisans of Coqueiro Campo, a village in the Valley of Jequitinhonha, in the north of Minas Gerais.
    Following centuries of tradition, the woman of the community still produces artisanal ceramics that are completely made out of natural materials. In close collaboration with the Brazilian organisation Artesol we invited Sep and his brand Livable, which is specialized in working with artisans all over the world, to live and work with the artisans for one month.

    Caro barro tells the story of the valley, and the way in which huge plantations of eucalyptus invaded in the lives of the artisans. Not only the companies bought all the land from the local people for low prices, but because the eucalyptus trees take all of the water from the ground, the nature of the valley is irreversibly damaged. That's why the ceramics today are an even more important source of income for the people of Coqueiro Campo. Luckily one of the few things they can still get from nature, is the clay. Their sweetest, most precious clay.

    -- Elien Haentjens, curator Beleza Design & Art

    http://www.livable.world

    DIRECTED BY
    Sep Verboom
    Camila Pinheiro

    EDITED BY
    LUIS HENRIQUE MADALENO

    MUSIC BY
    Maria Bethania
    Sa & Guarabyra

    # vimeo.com/192284618 Uploaded 274 Plays 0 Comments
  5. Design products made from Philippine discarded fans.
    Livable Products partnered with social environmentalist Hon. Nida Cabrera to innovate the waste management in Cebu City. Old fans are purchased in junkshops and are combined with traditional weavings by local craftsmen.

    # vimeo.com/90549086 Uploaded 767 Plays 0 Comments

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