Archive for the ‘eco’ category

Nat. Fine Bio Food Restaurant interior by eins:eins Architects

July 9th, 2011

The main contradiction of a “natural” restaurant in an artificial urban environment becomes the core of the design. This is reflected in the contrast between natural form and disciplined, geometric abstraction, as well as in the coming together of nearly dematerialized and overly tactile, sensuous surfaces.

Scrap lights by Greypants

July 5th, 2011

Instilling new spirit into salvaged pieces of corrugated cardboard, a scrap light’s lively play on light and shadow invigorates once lifeless materials. Scrap lights collection is : Bell Disc Hive Bean Olive and the Twist. Graypants scrap lights: creating a brighter now.

Gulp by Tim Fishlock

June 29th, 2011

Gulp is three thousand translucent drinking straws interwoven to form a dense, spherical lampshade. Made from one continuous length of interconnected straws, you could – if you possessed Dyson-like suction – put one end in a drink and gulp it down through the other. Each piece takes seven days to make and is made to order.

Beute lamp by Michael Wolke

June 24th, 2011

Trough the variety of corrugated cardboard which can only be reached by using discarded Material, the lamp “Beute” becomes a selection of unique light objects. By dissecting and rearranging of the Material, the designer compresses the conquered corrugated cardboard and uses it as raw material with specific characteristics.

°On line from Bart Lens for Eden Design

June 24th, 2011

°On line is a truly ingenious lighting design envisioned and created by Bart Lens for Eden Design. It consists of a magnetic system which allows lighting sources of various shapes and sizes to be hung from the ceiling on mounted on the wall, creating infinite illumination possibilities. Slender, tasteful and almost unnoticeable, the °On line lighting system can be a great addition to any contemporary crib.

Droog Rag Chair by Tejo Remy

June 23rd, 2011

The Droog Rag Chair by Dutch “green” designer, Tejo Remy, is a one of a kind, fully customizable chair made up of old clothing. The chair is the idea of Tejo Remy and is designed for Droog, which is a design company based in the Netherlands.

Plant Wall by Greenworks

June 22nd, 2011

In case you have wall surfaces that you want to be covered by plants, we can tailor make your particular wall with your preferences of plants. In these cases we do the whole installation of a plant wall and its irrigation that is integrated with the working system in the building.

Levi’s Whirlpool Sculpture by Ian Mcchesney

June 17th, 2011

Coinciding with the launch of the Levi’s® Water<Less jeans – made using significantly less water, this sculpture is based on water and fluidity – over 100 pairs of jeans are fixed together in the form of a giant whirlpool. The piece uses 120 pairs of jeans riveted together using over 1000 copper rivets.

Wooden Textiles by Elisa Strozyk

June 17th, 2011

Wooden Textiles” convey a new tactile experience. We are used to experience wood as a hard material; we know the feeling of walking across wooden floors, to touch a wooden tabletop or to feel the bark of a tree. But we usually don’t experience a wooden surface which can be manipulated by touch.

100% recyclable Gucci packaging

June 17th, 2011

In June 2010 Gucci launched a completely new range of packaging, created by Frida Giannnini, that is 100% recyclable. In all of our stores worldwide this packaging will offer a bold new image of luxury that is sensitive to the environment and in keeping with the Gucci heritage of quality and excellence.

MOODs Eco Hotel, Prague

June 16th, 2011

Settled within a quiet side street just a few steps away from Prague’s city center, the MOODs hotel is a gorgeous, high-tech and eco-friendly boutique accommodation, designed by a team of Czech architects led by Vladimir Žák and Roman Vrtiška. This posh retreat has transformed the hotel scene in the historic capital, offering unparalleled service and luxurious comfort to its visitors. Situated in a refurbished building was once a bank, the hotel opened its doors just two years ago with stunning interiors built from fast growing bamboo, recycled-wood floors and it even features a luscious living wall at the entrance made entirely out of moss.

NLC lamp by Constantin Wortmann for Next

June 14th, 2011

At a first glance, NLC perplexes with its positively striking and yet strangely puzzling appearance. Its special appeal lies in the seeming conflict between the chaotic and the organic. NLC draws its inspiration as much from the head of Medusa as from the finely trellised branches of a treetop.

Sparks modular lighting system by Daniel Becker

June 14th, 2011

Sparks is a modular lighting system which consists of three different modules with the ability to be arranged in various configurations to form a three-dimensional structure. Every module can be rotated freely in 360° which makes the whole system easily adaptable to every possible architectural situation. The lighting elements are based on low-energy LED technology.

Branch Table by Design Front

June 13th, 2011

The eco dimension of design is fully served with this special Branch Table imagined and created by Design Front. The table was designed by pressure, using a new material derived from branches under high pressure.

Twiggy lamp by TNA Design Studio

June 13th, 2011

‘light travel through winter twigs’ Recalling an impression of winter forest, when the low sun reaches ground through layers of tree branches. Pattern cut and rolled artificial paper layers cast shadows of its own, and shadow of the shade is projected on the ceiling and walls. t.n.a. design studio is a multi cultural design team based in East London, led by Tomoko Azumi.

NESSIE lightning system by Andrey Bondarenko

June 13th, 2011

The lamp concept consists in interpretation of a legendary being, well known as the Loch Ness monster (Nessie). The graceful silhouette creates illusion of smooth movement on a surface.

Cardboard Columns by Michael Hansmeyer

June 13th, 2011

We’re big fans of cardboard architecture, but in most cases, the material yields structures that are boxy and rather simplistic. That’s why we were blown away when we spotted these incredibly intricate cardboard columns by Michael Hansmeyer, which FastcoDesign actually dubbed as the most complex architecture in the world. The dizzying Doric column variations are created on Hansmeyer’s computer using a subdivision algorithm that allows them to have between 8 and 16 million facets (distinct surfaces). They’re so insanely detailed that most people – including us – mistake the actual physical prototypes for computer renderings!

The Blatz bottle doors by Johnsen Schmaling Architects

June 5th, 2011

Each pivoting bottle door is 9’-6” wide and 9’ tall and consists of a welded aluminum frame and 1,590 horizontally stacked empty beer bottles, some of which were original Blatz bottles found in unopened boxes in the basement of this old brewery. Using CNC technology, the bottles are held in place by a thin web of precision-milled neoprene rings that are suspended between the members of the aluminum frame. Illuminated on all sides, the brown bottles emanate a warm amber glow reflected in the polished concrete floor.

PPC Cement Laptop Bag

June 1st, 2011

Ever feel like your laptop bag feels like a carrying around a bag of cement? Well now it can look like one too. WREN design has created the PPC Cement Laptop Bag. “The PPC Cement Laptop Bag is essentially a laptop bag made out of cement packaging.

Lee Never Wasted

May 31st, 2011

This may just be the coolest shopping bag EVER. A shopping bag that can be 100% reused one way or the other, designed by Happy Creative Services of India.