Yves Behar’s unveils PROTEUS™ underwater research station set to tackle Climate Change

PROTEUS by Yves Behar fuseproject - Courtesy of the Fabien Cousteau Ocealn Learning Center.

Yves Behar and his team at fuseproject unveiled the design of PROTEUS™, the world’s most advanced underwater scientific research station and habitat conceived as the submarine equivalent of the International Space Station.

10 aquatic exhibitions tuning with DesignMiami/’s main theme ‘ELEMENT: WATER’

Gallery ALL @ DesignMiami - Photo by James Harris

Sinking furniture reminding of Venice challenging tasks and iceberg-like pottery going beyond the natural-artificial dichotomy… 10 aquatic exhibitions at DesignMiami/ 2019.

CYPRAEA celebrates Mauritius’ fragile soul through responsible design

Lava and tempered glass tables creating awareness on rising sea levels and a shelf inspired by waves and ripples created as the water flows on the endangered coral sea floor. CYPRAEA reinterprets the luxurious nature of Mauritius through an innovative design collection with a sustainable message.

Irreplaceable Landscapes: at Dorte Mandrup showcases sustainable architectures in endangered UNESCO sites

IRREPLACEABLE LANDSCAPES exhibition @ DAC. Photo by R. Hjortshoj - courtesy of the Danish Architecture Center.

How does the landscapes shape the architecture? The Irreplaceable Landscapes exhibition at Copenhagen DAC Museum narrates four of Dorte Mandrup’s most audacious projects dealing with natural environments threatened by Climate Change.

Sophie Thomas’ Broken Ocean glassware series turns ocean plastic waste into bespoke crafts

Broken Ocean by Sophie Thomas and Louis Thompson - Photo by Ester Segerra.

The ‘Broken Ocean’ glassware series by Sophie Thomas and Louis Thompson captures the ominous and chaotic beauty of entangled ghost nets being pulled out from the deep ocean. The duo has worked with hand blown glass, waste glass fragments and found ocean plastic from Hawaii and other beaches around the world.

Snøhetta’s S-1500 chair is made from recycled plastic waste from the Arctic fishing industry

S-1500 up-cycled chair by Snøhetta and Nordic Comfort Products - Photo: ©Bjørnar Øvrebø, courtesy of Snøhetta.

The S-1500 chair is made from fishnets and ropes contributing to building a local circular economy. The material is processed to create a marble-like matte, pebbled, dark green surface which is unique and mass produced at the same time.

Coral reefs are dying, luckly Living Coral is the colour of the year!

Living Coral: PANTONE Colour of the Year 2019. ©Pantone.

Pantone crowned Living Coral as the colour of the year for its life-affirming, vibrant and optimistic vibe. A positive attitude clashing with the dying and discoloring coral reefs. Indeed, it is easier to find the hue on Donald Tump’s face during his climate change-denying rallies than underwater. Shall we call it ‘coral washing’?

Global Grad Show 2018: 7 out-of-the-box innovative designs saving water, protecting oceans and helping people

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Dehydrated cleaning products reducing water waste, autonomous submersible drones mapping the coral reef and a floating device turning street lights into flood-emergency kits. 7 responsible water-related innovations at the Global Grad Show 2018 in Dubai.

Water mobility: self-driving boats and the internet of sailing, get ready for high-tech hydrodynamics

Quadrofoil Q2S.

Water mobility: personal submarines and navigating floating gyms, the ultimate water-bike but also self-driving Roboats crossing Amsterdam canals… With 70% of the planet covered in water, the future of traveling might come as a gliding technology.

Iceland: extremely Nordic design goes on show at the Aurora exhibition

Icelandic Design

Aurora exhibition at Stockholm Furniture Fair offers the chance to dig into the unique features of each Nordic country. We picked Iceland. Here extreme conditions became the cradle for a distinct creative approach: sulphure designs, flat-packed paper lamps and even furniture made of whale bones and shark teeth.