“Our goal is simple: to offer high quality furniture, made in France and entirely recycled. All at an affordable price.”
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Gravene 8.8 armchair stoolEcoeffectiveness90%
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Gravene 7.6 bar chairEcoeffectiveness90%
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Gravene 7.5 armchairEcoeffectiveness90%
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Gravene 6.7 armchairEcoeffectiveness90%
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Gravene 5.5 chairEcoeffectiveness90%
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Gravene 6.3 chairEcoeffectiveness90%
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Clavex 112.0 tableEcoeffectiveness80%
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Clavex 68.0 tableEcoeffectiveness80%
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Clavex 51.0 tableEcoeffectiveness80%
Maximum Paris is a company that makes furniture from surplus industrial production, giving a second life to materials that would otherwise have been wasted. Scraps, pre-series, misfires, wedge parts, margins of error, purges, downgrades, surpluses… In France, industry rejects a third of its production in the form of scrap, which results in about 65,000 tonnes of material every day. This waste is the result of a particularly linear economy established in the business fabric that almost never gives materials a second chance. And yet, in such quantities, industrial waste constitutes an abundant, serial, standardised resource, perfectly capable of feeding new production.
Beyond a strictly “material” approach, specific to recycling, we consider it for its form, and for all the qualities acquired during the various stages of its production. It is an object, a semi-product with no future. To reuse it is to take advantage of all the technical equipment deployed for its transformation: machines, human time and know-how constitute the true value of production losses. Exploiting this value allows us to operate a real economic tour de force, to offer products made entirely in France, hand-finished, guaranteed for life and at affordable prices.
The life of a piece of furniture depends of course on the quality of its manufacture, but it starts with a rigorous search for ergonomics and elegance. This design stage is essential: from a constraining resource, it allows them to create objects without compromise. It is in their workshops in Ivry-sur-Seine that the necessary operations are carried out to transform the waste into an object. This artisanal dimension gives the brand’s furniture the quality and the impeccable level of finish that only the hand can give.
Since 2015, Maximum has been exploring creation from waste by developing upcycling on an industrial scale. Its activity is based on partnerships with production players such as Airbus, Knauf industries or Servachem. Since 2019, Maximum has been developing Tissium: a composite panel for construction and furniture. Tissium is a rigid material obtained from the fibres of discarded clothing. It can be machined with conventional tools and offers an outlet for the 600,000 tonnes of textile waste available annually in France. The project is currently on its way to a pilot unit capable of producing nearly 70,000m2 of panels per year by 2023. In 2020, Maximum opened an architecture department in response to the impossibility of using building waste, which is one-off in nature, in mass production. “Papillon”, its very first project for Altavia’s head office, reuses 178 curved glasses from the caterpillar of the Pompidou Centre and 22 Tons of steel to create the offices for the 500 employees of the site.
Their products are sourced from the bin and their aim is to ensure that they never return there. That is why their products are all life guaranteed.
Armand, Basile, Romée, Clovis and the two Gaëlle combine their skills as designers, analysts, logisticians and sales people to produce furniture in series.
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