Treehouse Hotel London is thrilled to be partnering with Eco-Social Artist, Luca Gnizio. Luca has coined the term Eco-Social Artist based on his mission is to transform art that supports both the environment and the community. His practice calls on large corporations to be mindful with their production and asks them to re-think about ways their waste can be reused and repurposed.
Treehouse is proud to display 3 of his works, each highlighting a special message about sustainability, nature and community.
A collection of chairs and benches made in partnership with Levi's® Italia that involved 300 shops and community associations who collaborated on a project focusing on recycling discarded jeans. To further highlight Levi's commitment to reducing water consumption, in the manufacturing of textiles, Luca used varying shades of blue jeans, designed to represent waves in the ocean.
Treehouse will also be working with Luca and his ForoceanJeans to bring awareness to Jeans for Genes Week (18th - 24th of September). The Jeans for Genes campaign raises awareness of the daily challenges faced by those living with a genetic condition and raises money to fund projects that make a tangible difference to the lives of those affected.
ForoceanJeans can be viewed at Treehouse Hotel reception area.
The recycled black asphalt chair was first created by Luca in 2009. The chair seat and back represents a road and its purpose is to bring awareness to the idea that everything can be recycled - even our roads! In this instance, the pink colour acts as a playful way to draw attention to his mission.
Forstreetfun can be viewed at Treehouse Hotel reception area.
Made solely from salvaged post-consumer materials, Grasshopper is a system of LED lamps that change colour emulating fireflies in a night sky. With its long legs and tapered, curved perspex strips, it depicts a metamorphosis between a grasshopper and blades of grass. This work was inspired by the vegetation along ditches dividing fields and by the movement of blades of grass.
Grasshopper can be viewed at The Nest in Treehouse Hotel.
All pieces on display are available to purchase, please speak with our reception team for further details.