Carole Collet, Professor in Design for Sustainable Futures and Founder of the Design & Living Systems Lab at Central Saint Martins, has just been appointed to the newly-created role of CSM LVMH Director of Sustainable Innovation.
In this position she will lead the College’s collaboration with LVMH and its Maisons teams, driving education, research and development across both CSM and LVMH. The role will support curriculum development to embed sustainable innovation across disciplines and create ambitious projects with LVMH Maisons that will address the challenges the luxury industry faces. Collet will embrace the Group’s long held commitment to constantly strive for excellence in innovation and adhere closely to the College’s ethos of restless provocation to break new ground.
Researcher, designer, curator and educator – making, framing, communicating knowledge – Carole Collet is ideally qualified to lead the partnership. Her role, to embed sustainability into the curriculum across disciplines, provoke new solutions for the delivery of sustainable innovation in luxury through projects with LVMH Maisons and nurture young talent with scholarships and creative opportunities, is a challenge that she embraces.
“I am delighted to take on this new role. I am looking forward to grow new sustainable innovation propositions together and to contribute to writing the next chapter of our visionary partnership.”
Professor Carole Collet, CSM LVMH Director of Sustainable Innovation
“I am a huge admirer of Carole Collet. Her track record is one of pioneering cross-disciplinary work in bringing design and sustainability together. I am sure that she will continue to forge new relationships in her new role.”
Professor Jeremy Till, Head of Central Saint Martins, Pro Vice-Chancellor University of the Arts London
“We are very pleased to launch such an inspiring programme on sustainable innovation in luxury, fuelled by our numerous and successful past collaborations and creative projects with Central Saint Martins.”
Chantal Gaemperle, Group Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies