Looking for sustainable design
Design objects have a positive reflection on our lives, indeed, through them we can simplify our daily activities, enrich our house or just use it for a specific purpose. However, besides the utility, the modern consumer is looking for a product able to reduce the carbon footprint; here we’ve selected some designs that are not just cool or practical, but that are also super eco-friendly.
Emanuele Pizzolorusso's refillable bottles
The Italian designer based in Helsinki has designed a series of reusable bottles for ten global cities. Realized in PBA-free plastic resin they listed on the back all the fountains available in town to refill the bottles. The shape of each bottle is though to be handy and at the same time, it allows to write the different locations on the back.
Candela by Astep
This lamp was projected in 2016 by the Argentinian designer, based in Italy Francisco Gomez Paz, for the Danish-Italian lighting brand Astep. This lamp generates electricity from bioethanol, without release any kind of smoke. Very technological, it’s possible to use the surplus energy collected in the battery cell to charge a phone via a USB port. Candela, it mixes the traditional Scandinavian flame luminaries with the 21st-century technology. Available on their website at 835,70 €
Origami wrap by Ilovehandles
This design studio realizes unique objects thanks to a background of the founders that mixes product design, illustration, and architecture. In this case, they have created a wrapping paper that can be reused to make origami thanks to practical instruction. You can choose between six designs, making an extra present not just to your dear, but also to the environment.
The chandeliers of JAMES RUSSELL AND HANNAH PLUMB
The DESIGN STUDIO from London gives a second life to discarded materials, related to building construction. This collection focused on lightning it includes chandelier and candelabra, realized twisting together metal lengths to create an unbroken line.
Sugar cane's Lego
Lego takes maximum care to the environment, they are partner of WWF in reducing the CO2 and protecting the wild life. Last year, they’ve launched these awesome bricks made out of sugar cane, they are technically identical to the plastic ones but totally eco-friendly.
Street food packaging from food waste
It’s the idea of the Italian designers Simone Caronni, Paolo Stefano Gentile and Pietro Gaeli who have designed this product using recycled potato skins. Incredibly resistant the “Peel savers” are perfect to solve the problems related to street food and its packaging.
Sustainable transparent speaker by People People
Launched thanks to a kickstarter campaign, the goal of the company People People is to reduce the waste related to electronic consumption. Consumer products are becoming wast very fast and it’s hard to change their parts. This speaker can be completely disassembled allows to replace each specific part. The Swedish accessory has a starting price of 500€.
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