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The Program

Learning objectives

Industrial designer Alexandre Echasseriau addresses the issue of waste ingeniously and inquisitively, proposing solutions to the danger of pollution by transforming materials from our trash into new products.

By the end of the training, participants will have assimilated:

  • Introduction to recycling techniques such as thermo-compression
  • Initiation to plastic recycling methodology
  • The ability to produce enduring objects through thermo-compression
  • Solutions for giving a second life to plastic, avoiding polluting waste

Content of the program

The training invites participants to explore the technical processes related to plastic recycling: injection molding, rotational molding, and thermo- compression.

Thanks to the rise of DIY and the widespread sharing of knowledge on various platforms, these processes have moved from the industrial realm to small-scale workshops.

A workshop focused on plastic might seem somewhat retrogressive in the era of biosourced and local materials.

However, understanding this material is the best solution to prevent its eradication as waste. Mastering processes to reuse material, often retrieved from our bins or even from nature, opens up an infinite range of possibilities.

Designer Alexandre Echasseriau suggests taking the time to produce one or more enduring objects through thermo-compression.

The question of resources will be crucial, including the identification of sources such as industrial waste, business scraps, illegal dumps, or regular trash.


with Alexandre Echasseriau

Inventive industrial designer, Alexandre Echasseriau combines artisanal know-how and design to carry out projects of infinite diversity. Trained in ornamental turning at the Ecole Boulle, he learned many techniques related to metals for three years. He then moved towards ENSCI Les Ateliers, in industrial design, from which he will graduate with the congratulations of the jury in June 2013. Revealed on the occasion of the Audi Talent Awards 2014, the designer surprises with his new and original collaborations reflecting his nature curious entrepreneur. A few years later, Alexandre Echasseriau was responsible for the industrial design of the general aviation division of the Daher company, a rich collaboration with internal teams which enabled his Tiny House project to see the light of day. Like his rolling or flying FabLab workshop, curious and observant, Alexandre draws on his childish soul and engages in a playful creative approach; evidenced by its projects for young audiences for the Center Pompidou, or its collaboration with the Breton company Seederal for the design of an electric tractor. Alexandre creates a link between past knowledge and future innovations and gives shape to science. He invites the next generations to expand their artistic knowledge, putting transmission at the heart of his projects.


  • Workshops equipped with professional machines, classrooms, multipurpose room
  • Technical acquisition including an introduction to the operation of the tools, an introduction to their maintenance and their safe use
  • Supply of materials
  • Conferences
  • Educational distribution: 80% practical, 20% theoretical contributions
  • Active participation and experimentation of participants are favored

Evaluation follow-up and modalities

  • Individual and group interviews
  • Design file to be produced (framework provided)
  • Self-assessment at the end of training in the form of a collective feedback
  • Payroll sheet per half day
  • Certificate of completion issued by Campus MaNa

Duration and method of organization:

Target audience:
Creative professional
Nov 18 > 22, 2024
5 days
9h-13h — 14h-18h
at Campus MaNa
Group size:
Language(s) :

Professional price: 1580 euros excluding tax
Prerequisites cover letter

Price: student: 750 euros excluding tax
Prerequisite: cover letter

Price: DAE alumni and MANA campus alumni 1000 euros excluding tax
Prerequisite: cover letter

Price(s) including the cost of training, accommodation and full board, materials and personal protective equipment.

Planning :

Soon available

Location :

Campus MaNa Domaine du Croisil, 89350 Champignelles France

Accessibility :

For any disability situation, please contact us to consider the feasibility

Access period :

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