ATHEM, a specialist in the mise en scène of urban spaces, is active in two main fields of activity: heritage restoration and artistic creation for brands. Aware of the implications of its work, the studio is committed to a voluntary continuous improvement process, evaluated according to ISO 20121, an international standard specific to the events sector.
The expertise and partnerships ATHEM has developed enable it to make use of building wraps that have been used to cover buildings under construction after the work is finished instead of disposing of them. As part of a continuous improvement process, the studio is always looking for innovative, recyclable and/or reusable materials where at all possible. One of the solutions most used by ATHEM currently is turning the wraps into construction materials. Other possibilities are being examined. In addition, the company is able to provide its clients with life cycle assessment (LCA) reports, using the assessment method it has standardised for all of its wraps.
We put our expertise to use for local authorities, cultural and industrial heritage assets, exhibition curators and artists. Project-focused, we bring together creative, technical and technological resources to transform a place, to say something, through an unusual artistic creation, and to elicit emotions
ATHEM works with ESATs (organisations employing disabled people with a view to their integration into the world of work), for the supply of office equipment for example. One of the things ATHEM has been doing for several years is working with Les Joyeux Recycleurs, leaders in recycling for companies, in Paris. For each kilo of waste collected from the offices, 5 euro cents are donated to the charitable association Ares Atelier, which is working to help people in difficulty into the world of work.
ATHEM is a member of GMH, a trade union representing companies working in the restoration of historical monuments and cultural heritage. Its main purposes are to train and pass on knowledge and to encourage research and new technology. Through its work and its involvement in GMH, ATHEM supports all of the parties involved in the process of restoring protected monuments and heritage assets. Since 2007, the company has been able to contribute directly to the restoration of 25 buildings, most of which had been damaged by time and pollution. Another positive impact of this work is that it generates direct jobs in France, particularly in traditional trades which are themselves heritage that must be preserved.