Samuel Tomatis graduated in 2016 from the ENSCI – Les Ateliers with honours, after graduating from the Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués with honours. The young designer has a close relationship with science and ecology, his work oscillates between industrial design and ephe¬meral architecture. Seduced by the sea and the tidal phenomenon, his research revolves around the universe of marine resources, and more particularly seaweed. Samuel works with a variety of trades, including scientists and craftspeople. Experimentation, material work and eco-design are at the heart of his approach. In 2017, he was finalist of the Audi Talents and won the Agora grant for design, chaired by Erwan Bouroullec. His work has been showned at the Centre Pompidou and at the Villa Noailles.
The project developed by Samuel Tomatis aims to implement his technique for transforming green algae into objects by adapting it to environmental issues in Madagascar. In collaboration with the Cétamada non-profit association on St. Marie Island and the Ndao Hanavao laboratory, he will collect green algae and invasive plants and make them into useful, aesthetic and biodegradable objects.