Posts Tagged ‘eco’

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.

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.

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!

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.

Lacoste ECO / Techno polo packaging by Tom Dixon

May 30th, 2011

“In collaboration with Tom Dixon we worked on the branding and packaging for two very different types of polo shirts commissioned by Lacoste. The most eco-friendly way to package a shirt was not to print on the packaging at all but use embossing instead. For the techno polo we designed a speaking label that plays Tom’s voice at the push of a button – very techno.”

POP Pendant Light by Mauricio Affonso

May 27th, 2011

Intricate sphere made from hundreds of discarded aluminum pull-tabs. POP creates a stunning visual effect and is constructed with exceptional craftsmanship. POP Pendant Light is inspired by the idea of turning a disposable material with short lifespan into a precious and delicate object. Designer: Mauricio Affonso

RE-Y-STONE revolutionized interior design

May 26th, 2011

RE-Y-STONE® is 100% organic, low-emission and petrol free and is able to combine functionality with the highest aesthetic standards and emotional design. Recycled core and decorative paper and a natural resin, produced from the waste of sugar production, RE-Y-STONE® is produced as hard, durable, high mechanical strength, dimensionally stable panel with solid surface.

Lotus recycled plastic lamps by Bao Khang Luu

May 26th, 2011

Bao Khang Luu’s ethereal pendant lamps are both inspired by plants and made of six-pack rings hung from plastic take-out lid frames. The lamps are lit with LEDs, so they emit nearly zero heat and last a long time! The Lotus lamp is made of 40 folded six pack rings secured with crimps made from 1 soda can.

Puma eco packaging

May 26th, 2011

The cat’s reducing its carbon paw print with a shoebox that’s more bag than cardboard. Showcased recently at the Design Museum in London, the new packaging will supposedly help the lifestyle apparel company reduce paper use by 65 percent and carbon emissions by 10,000 tons every year.

HangerPak: Shirt Packaging Doubling as a Hanger

May 25th, 2011

The Hangerpak could conceivably be made out of any post consumer recycled material like cardboard or recycled plastic, and when you are done with the hanger it can be recycled again.

Molimao Tshirts

May 25th, 2011

What’s in the box is not cheesy goodness that is Pizza, but cool T-shirts from Malimao. Check it out after the jump!
“Molimao is a T-shirt brand from Sarajevo – capital of No man’s land. Founded in 2010 by Sandin Medjedovic also known as Dream83, Molimao T-shirts are a mash-up of graffiti aesthetics and clean design. Rooted deep in the street culture and independent music scene Molimao celebrates all forms of creativity in it’s journey.”

Light Reading Chandelier by Lula Dot

May 24th, 2011

More books are printed every year, read and discarded. Even though many are taken to charity shops, they mostly go unsold and the charities have to pay for the books to be sent to landfill. For example 10,000 books a week from one charity will go to waste. There is currently no infrastructure set up to recycle the paper from books because the paper is low grade and the glue on the spine must be removed.

Float pendant light form cork

May 20th, 2011

The Float pendant light, a hand-turned design crafted from a large block of recycled agglomerate cork, is a collaboration between Benjamin Hubert and Scandinavian lighting manufacturer & Tradition.
Made using traditional woodworking techniques, the light is a striking design that is produced with minimal impact on the environment. The simplicity of the object’s form draws the focus to the materiality of the cork. When lit, the light reflected within the shade produces a warm glow emphasised by the cork.

Recyclable Magazine Furniture

May 19th, 2011

Belgian industrial designer Jens Praet proves that recycling can be a lot more interesting than stuffing cans, bottles, magazines and cardboard into the proper recycling containers. Fossilized at Industry Gallery in Washington DC, is Praet’s first solo exhibition in the U.S.; his designs are made of shredded magazines and documents mixed with clear resin.

Benetton liquid wood hangers

May 17th, 2011

Benetton keeps getting greener. Liquid wood hangers, organic cotton garments, eco-friendly paper shopping bags: Benetton’s new plans for an eco-sustainable business model.

Saq & Zirkumflex: Botoxcloud

May 16th, 2011

Created by brussels and berlin-based design agency saq, the two-part ‘botoxcloud’ project consists of an interactive installation, in addition to the release with berlin design studio zirkumflex of a paper model edition of the sculptural work.