Archive for the ‘eco’ category

The Hemp Chair by Werner Aisslinger

May 10th, 2011

Natural fiber composite meets design at Ventura Lambrate’s ‘Poetry Happens’ exhibition. Berlin-based designer/architect Werner Aisslinger, designed Hemp Chair the first monobloc chair designed using natural fibers that have been molded under heat using a special eco-friendly resin, resulting in a sustainable composite material. The project is supported and is in cooperation with the German chemical company BASF. Previewed at Milan Design Week 2011, the chair features a very complex design with soft curves and a visually captivating horizontal and vertical wing structure.

Eco-Felt Buzziskin 3D Tiles the Revolution of Tiles

May 5th, 2011

Beside 3D movies, 3D cell phones, 3D displays, there were 3D tiles now. The visually pulsating Buzziskin 3D Tiles were not only eco-friendly but also found to revolutionize how to look at tiles. A cacophonous combination of textures, shapes and colors, the tile design were consisted of eco-felt, or a 100% recycled PET material.

Hoop Pool & Loop LED Lamp

May 4th, 2011

These are handcrafted LED lamps and come in three models. Designers of this lamp are the Hoop Pool & Loop. The materials used are polyester resin, urethane coating along with the LED.

Mobile LED Baloon Lamp by kyouei

April 29th, 2011

This is a lamp which is made with a balloon and LED. The LED has no generation off power like other lights, such as incandescent lamps. It has high illumination, long lifetime and is energy-saving. It is also possible to use it continuously over 100 hours by using the 2lithium-coin batteries.

Heracleum Lighting

April 27th, 2011

Created by Dutch designer Bertjan Pot, this Heracleum lighting was designed for Moooi. A decorative LED pendent lamp, its organic feel is nevertheless tempered by a rather tech-like vibe.

Glass Pendants by Bocci

April 27th, 2011

This elegant glass ball of lights from Bocci is one of kind creating an impression of magnificence. The crystal ball actually has a built-in LED light with low voltage.

Softseating from Molo design

April 26th, 2011

The inspiration for softseating comes from a desire for flexible and spontaneous space making. softseating’s magnetic ends allow it to connect to itself forming a cylindrical stool or low table. Elements of the same size can also connect to one another to form long winding benches, providing endless seating topographies. Made from a single material, the beauty of these pieces sits between the representative and the abstract, creatively interchanging with one another.

3form Ditto modules

April 22nd, 2011

Who didn’t love playing with Legos and Construx as a kid? Now that we’ve grown up, 3form has made the adult equivalent: Ditto, a modular cross-shaped product that forms together to create partitions, sculptural center pieces and wall art. Made from 40 percent pre-consumer recycled materials, the modules come in a variety of colors and can be used to create endless organic structural designs.

Symbiotic Green Wall

April 22nd, 2011

Normally at a big construction site, an ugly OSB wall plastered with posters provides a barrier between the site and the rest of the city. Typically thought of as eyesores, these walls are anything but pleasing to the eye. But what if they could be transformed into living urban spaces full of plants and systems that provide both an environmental and social benefit to the people walking by? The Symbiotic Green Wall, by Kooho Jung & Hayeon Kelly Choi, could do just that!

LED Trask Light From MIO

April 22nd, 2011

LED buildings are popping out anywhere and all of them are aiming to be one of the most eco-friendly architecture. However, MIO, a Philadelphia based design team uses LED not for their eco-building but for their eco-friendly LED lighting fixture.

Eco friendly wall panel disc

April 22nd, 2011

The hexagonal shape is the most efficient form to make a design without any empty space, and I’m sure that company Form Us With Love is inspired by the shape of bee hives with its unique hexagonal disc.

Crystal Light by QisDesign

April 21st, 2011

For a more ambient eco-lighting solution, we love QisDesign’s gorgeous glowing Crystal Light, which consists of a luminous set of icosahedrons that snap together using magnets. Each cluster of LED lights can change colors independently or all at once, and they can be infinitely expanded by purchasing an additional set of bulbs.

Shattered wood – Brent Comber

April 21st, 2011

Brent Comber is well known for his shattered tables and stools made of solid wood. His work relies heavy on the beauty of nature and natural objects, and is eco-friendly at the same time – using pieces of wood that wolud otherwise be descarded. Now, at showrom of Obakki, a canadian store that showcases local designs, Brent Comber has made the largest ever design piece from shattered wood.

Obakki, Vancouver

April 21st, 2011

Mcfarlane green biggar Architecture + Design (mgb) was commissioned to design the interior for this fashion retail store. The mandate was to develop a store design that supported the simple modern and evolving aesthetic of the brand’s fashion and offer a flexible environment for showcasing clothes, jewelry and accessories.

Replay Store by Vertical Garden Design, Florence

April 20th, 2011

The project at the new Replay concept store in Florence was completed in spring 2009. The vertical garden is a part of an ecological theme developed by the architects. It covers a 7m high L-shaped wall in the 3-storey boutique.

Softwall and softblock modular system

April 7th, 2011

Molo, based in Vancouver, Canada, is a collaborative design and production studio led by Stephanie Forsythe, Todd MacAllen and Robert Pasut.

Other People’s Rubbish

April 7th, 2011

Heath Nash’s delicate work demonstrates the possibility of taking reused discarded plastic to a sophisticated level.

ForMetal

March 24th, 2011


Providing a great opportunity for DIY enthusiasts, ForMetal is aluminium sheeting marked with perforated patterns that allow the designer or hobbyist to transform a two-dimensional piece of metal into a 3-D object with a smooth, attractive surface. Completed objects can be covered, if desired, with various materials, including ForMetal Flexorit.