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.
Archive for the ‘eco’ category
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.