Monthly Archives: March 2012

Facts

From what I have researched so far about sustainability on my category, it started when people started producing organic coffee but I am not sure if this information is accurate. It is something that I came across. Materials that were used to make a coffee table were logs, plexiglass, natural bamboo, and etc. The image below is one example of a Eco-friendly coffee table since it is using a log that was discarded and applying recycled wood for the legs. Another sustainable object that exists is the on below the log coffee table, it has a growing grass on top of the table.

 

 

Images from google

Sustainability 10

 

Treetrunk Bench

 

1000 new eco designs and where to find them

By: Rebcecca Proctor

Pg. 306

Sustainability 9

 

I thought the materials that are used for this piece is very interesting since it doesn’t look like its made from them. It uses wheat, corn,  and lactic acid which are natural materials.

 

Experimental Eco->Design Architecture/Fashion/Product

By: Cara Brower, Rachel Mallory, Zachory Ohlman

Pg.24-25

Sustainability 8

 

This piece has sustainability and brightness since it uses plastic bags and cardboard boxes for sustainability and this brings joy to the countries that do not have soccer balls in this case, Africa. I thought this has a fun aspect to it so I really liked this piece.

 

Product Design in the Sustainable era

By: Dalcacio Reis ; ed., Julius Wiedemann

Pg. 382-383

Sustainability 7

 

I think this piece really caught my attention since this design is using nature to feed nature. Using the rain’s fresh water, it goes down the drain in that vase. Most people use water from the sink or outside hoses to water plants can effect them since not all the water are 100% fresh. The design of this piece is very organic in which I thought matched with the surrounding and characteristic.

 

Product Design in the Sustainable era

By: Dalcacio Reis ; ed., Julius Wiedemann

Pg. 372-373

Sustainability 6

 

A piece that I thought was very conventional. Since many plants need light to grow but during the winter time there is barely any sun to provide light to plants. This design uses that light in a confined area for plants to grow. It has the standard lamp on top and switched around on the bottom for the base which is where the soil and plant goes into. I was interested in the fact that it is using a standard product and applying in a sustainable stance.

 

Product Design in the Sustainable era

By: Dalcacio Reis ; ed., Julius Wiedemann

Pg. 274-275

Sustainability 5

 

As I’ve said before in my past blogs, tables are usually designed and placed that matches the design that the table will be placed at. This piece is designed for a Mexican home. The design is for recycling wooden parts.

 

Product Design in the Sustainable era

By: Dalcacio Reis ; ed., Julius Wiedemann

Pg. 154-155

Sustainability 4

 

The bookstack modular bookshelf was interesting since it presented a unconventional and sustainable approach to a bookshelf.

 

1000 new eco designs and where to find them

By: Rebcecca Proctor

Pg. 100

 

Sustainability 3

 

The Annie chair was also something that caught my attention since this designer focuses on using damaged or denied trolleys that are abandoned or that doesn’t function properly. What interested me was the use of color since it is promoting recycling.

 

1000 new eco designs and where to find them

By: Rebcecca Proctor

Pg. 48

 

Sustainability 2

Streep bench

Another piece that uses recycled goods, honeycombed corrugated cardboard. I thought this piece was nicely put together since it is using the characteristics of the corrugated cardboard. It has that stacked texture like a wall of books and the way they put together the bench are stacked the same way as how the cardboard is formed.

 

1000 new eco designs and where to find them

By: Rebcecca Proctor

Pg. 38