An Interview with Lyzadie Renault

An Interview with Lyzadie Renault

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First of all, thank you for joining us for a chat Lyzadie. In a nutshell, how would you describe your business?

It’s like a collaborative studio space working together with makers and draughtpeople to help the industry we love reconnect with its purpose and align to a new set of positive principles. Through our designs and the personality of our makers we want to add beauty, efficacy and artistic storytelling into everyday objects.

If there were three words you would use to describe your design style, which would they be?

Natural Positive Luxury.

What do you find exciting about the domestic and international furniture/design sector at the moment?

I love that there is a lot of individual energy of designers around the world who take you on completely different journeys with their designs. It’s exciting and enriching as another designer to see that. I have also noticed that there is an emphasis on craftsmanship and materials that are good for us which is great to see. Also the 3D rendering world is merging with the design sector so you find 3D renderers now designing furniture in a very idealist setting. It opens the doors to something exciting and new and it has sparked my interest.

You place sustainable responsibility at the core of your brand, and carefully select materials which are reclaimed and recycled so as to operate within a circular economy. Was there a turning point that prompted you to address the environmental impact in the design of your products?

I have always been conscious of that from the beginning. My lifestyle is pro environment and community and so it seemed a normal fit to address that in designing products and collections. For example, I eat organic food because it is better for the planet/soil, the farmers and us, that to me is the value I place on what I put in my body and that of my family. I believe if you care about yourself first, you care about the planet and other people. That way of thinking extends to the design studio and why selecting carefully the materials is important to me.

How important do you think sustainability is for the design industry to address?

I think it is very important and as a designer it is our responsibility to address it. We’re the ones designing products that people will use and bring into their homes. It affects them and the environment at a deep level – it affects their health, the health of their homes and of the planet, it’s a big responsibility!

Where do you find to be a great source of creative inspiration?

I find being in nature is a great source of creative inspiration. I am still, whether I am hiking, mountain biking, surfing, diving under water, etc. and that stillness gets me in that beautiful zone of creativity. I also find listening to music, meditating or reading a book gets me in that zone too. I think that doing something I love whether I am still or active creates a flow and you are in a state of love or happiness that opens the doors to creativity.

Lastly, tell us a little more about what you have in store for the brand.

I am excited about the future, about positive changes we can create in the industry and beyond. I am looking at new collaborations, new partnerships and new materials that are good for the planet and for us. I feel we have to get together with people/brands who share the same vision to create some tangible positive changes in the world for everyone. Right now it is a bit challenging what’s in store for the brand due to the global COVID, racial, climate, etc scenarios which are playing up at theh moment yet one thing is sure is that we have to make conscious decisions in creating a future that benefits everyone and this planet.

An Interview with Lyzadie Renault

First of all, thank you for joining us for a chat Lyzadie. In a nutshell, how would you describe your business?

It’s like a collaborative studio space working together with makers and draughtpeople to help the industry we love reconnect with its purpose and align to a new set of positive principles. Through our designs and the personality of our makers we want to add beauty, efficacy and artistic storytelling into everyday objects.

If there were three words you would use to describe your design style, which would they be?

Natural Positive Luxury.

What do you find exciting about the domestic and international furniture/design sector at the moment?

I love that there is a lot of individual energy of designers around the world who take you on completely different journeys with their designs. It’s exciting and enriching as another designer to see that. I have also noticed that there is an emphasis on craftsmanship and materials that are good for us which is great to see. Also the 3D rendering world is merging with the design sector so you find 3D renderers now designing furniture in a very idealist setting. It opens the doors to something exciting and new and it has sparked my interest.

You place sustainable responsibility at the core of your brand, and carefully select materials which are reclaimed and recycled so as to operate within a circular economy. Was there a turning point that prompted you to address the environmental impact in the design of your products?

I have always been conscious of that from the beginning. My lifestyle is pro environment and community and so it seemed a normal fit to address that in designing products and collections. For example, I eat organic food because it is better for the planet/soil, the farmers and us, that to me is the value I place on what I put in my body and that of my family. I believe if you care about yourself first, you care about the planet and other people. That way of thinking extends to the design studio and why selecting carefully the materials is important to me.

How important do you think sustainability is for the design industry to address?

I think it is very important and as a designer it is our responsibility to address it. We’re the ones designing products that people will use and bring into their homes. It affects them and the environment at a deep level – it affects their health, the health of their homes and of the planet, it’s a big responsibility!

Where do you find to be a great source of creative inspiration?

I find being in nature is a great source of creative inspiration. I am still, whether I am hiking, mountain biking, surfing, diving under water, etc. and that stillness gets me in that beautiful zone of creativity. I also find listening to music, meditating or reading a book gets me in that zone too. I think that doing something I love whether I am still or active creates a flow and you are in a state of love or happiness that opens the doors to creativity.

Lastly, tell us a little more about what you have in store for the brand.

I am excited about the future, about positive changes we can create in the industry and beyond. I am looking at new collaborations, new partnerships and new materials that are good for the planet and for us. I feel we have to get together with people/brands who share the same vision to create some tangible positive changes in the world for everyone. Right now it is a bit challenging what’s in store for the brand due to the global COVID, racial, climate, etc scenarios which are playing up at theh moment yet one thing is sure is that we have to make conscious decisions in creating a future that benefits everyone and this planet.

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