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Lost Values Studio

LOST VALUES
THE SMART TWIST OF THOUGHTFUL DESIGN

LOST VALUES  is a Research Studio based in London, founded by Smart Materials & Wearables specialist Elena Corchero. We develop luxury and eco-friendly lifestyle products for those who truly care about the environment and our current social issues, without compromising on the desirability of style and innovation.

We have developed three smart-materials product lines: 
LFLECT,ZIPPYKIT & ECOLORIUM

 

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LFLECT - Visibility productsLFLECT is our brand for high-end and luxurious visibility products. Fully designed and manufactured in Great Britain. LFLECT your style and you will be seen as well as noticed. Our line of products are carefully designed to keep you safe while ensuring zero style compromises. We call it "Invisible Visibility". We know you not only care for fashion but even more the environment. Keep peace of mind knowing that we are a highly sustainable brand. Our products are designed and hand crafted in Britain and our wools locally sourced. We also design our packaging responsibly and create only on demand. LFLECT creates playful and smart products and allows you to customise them in order to add emotional value to it. That way, we avoid mass-production, consumerism and waste and help make the world a greener place.

 • WINNER 'BEST USE OF MATERIALS' AWARD BY 'BLUE PRINT' AT 100% DESIGN COMPETITION 2009 •

Zippykit - toys for tech

ZippyKit is our brand for DIY toys and tech. With ZippyKit we want to promote gender equality when it comes to electronics. ZippyKit started with Loopin, the little monster. When our founder Elena was a researcher at MIT Media Lab Europe, she realised that if you combine electronics and textiles, it creates an opportunity to develop concepts that engage both girls and boys in a single activity, to teach technology using means that children are already interested in and for girls this includes textiles. Learning technology is a consequence and not the initial goal, both children and parents can learn technology together.By building their new friend themselves, children not only gain confidence in their capabilities of building something technological and interactive, but also develop a long lasting attachment to their toy. They also get an understanding of volumes and how the smart puppet is formed from a 2D pattern into a 3D product. ZippyKit toys use a special linking system that requires no sewing with dangerous needles and no specific tools or previous skills.

• PITCH@PALACE AWARD, 2ND MOST DISRUPTIVE BUSINESS, AWARDED BY THE DUKE OF YORK. •

Ecolorium - Jewellry

ECOLORIUM is our brand of luxury eco-friendly lifestyle products. Our first project brings true poetry to your hands with ALBEDONITE™ a cultivated stone with shades of white crystals and a subtle appearance of Rose Quartz. But its pale innocence has a very particular behavior waiting to be discovered ...  under the sun Albedonite stones reveal their colorful nature such as a bright buzzing fuchsia, but only when exposed to UV rays. This change makes us aware of the invisible dangers of global warming. For this with every piece purchased at our online boutique you contribute with donations to Melanoma skin cancer research.

• AWARDED FOMENTS DE LES ART I DEL DISENNY, ENJOIAT JEWELLERY AWARD •


Elena Corchero

 

 

ELENA CORCHERO is our multi-award winning founder and director. She is a London based designer specialised in wearables and smart materials. Elenas work has been published and exhibited internationally in Europe, USA and Asia.

Her inspiring vision for future design technologies and strong comitment to the environment has lead Elena to become a highly engaging speaker at TED and other occasions. She is a paper reviewer, a design jury and crit panelist at international conferences and universities. 

Founding LOST VALUES in 2008 allowed Elena to focus on the development of meaningful lifestyle products that bring us closer to the understanding of science and technology. Outstanding retailers and clients include the London Design Museum, Saatchi Galery, Barbican, ICA, Sommerset House, Guinness, Hugo Boss, Cadbury and London Olympics.

Elena's Awards:

 

  • 2015 Vizeum Spark Award to develop Diageo's Zero Energy illuminating billboards in the UK
  • 2015 Top 3 Innovators of the Year Women in Tech by @EveryWomanUK
  • 2014 N.2 Most Disruptive Business Pitch@Palace by Duke of York
  • 2013 Contemporary Jewellery Award - FAD Barcelona
  • 2010 Do the Green Thing Award ‘Sustainability Next Top Model’ 2nd Prize
  • 2009 Blueprint Award "Best Use of Materials" at 100%
  • 2009 NESTA Grant Award for Lost Values Ltd
  • 2008 UK Young Fashion Entrepreneur Award - British Council
  • 2007 First Prize Professional Technical Jewellery Award - FAD Barcelona
  • 2007 Nomination Emerging Talent Eco Design for Creativity - ECOprize 

 

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