GEO-DESIGN: JUNK Design Academy Eindhoven graduates focus on junk networks as the design ultimate and most urgent global resource

GEO-DESIGN Junk 2019 - Plastisphere by Shahar Livne.

From satellite graveyards to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The ‘GEO-DESIGN: Junk’ exhibition explores global junk networks of discarded things and the new realities and potentialities of waste.

Dutch Design Week 2019: 15 exhibitions and installations on show

STILLLEVEN by Rocco Verdult - Photo by ©Britt Roelse

A diner made from waste materials and discarded design parts, kinetic light installations in a former church and lamps made from recycled plastic printed on textile by a robot arm. 15 highlights at Dutch Design Week 2019.

Form Follows Environment: Nordic architects vs Climate Change

Powerhouse Brattørkaia by Snøhetta - Photo © Ivar Kvaal

Nordic architects are showing the way to build a sustainable future. BIG completes the cleanest waste-to-energy plant topped with a ski slope, Snøhetta has inaugurated the the world’s northernmost energy-positive building. Dorte Mandrup’s Icefjord Centre breaks ground to offer breathtaking views of a melting UNESCO World Heritage Site, new sustainable cultural venues thrive in Helsinki and a sinking arctic Swedish city is being relocated…

‘FOR FOREST’: bringing an Alpine forest into an Austrian stadium, to make statement on climate change

FOR FOREST by Klaus Littman - Photo by Gerhard Maurer, courtesy of ©For Forest

One day seeing trees might be a rare show, like going to the stadium of watching pandas in a zoo. From here, Klaus Littmann’s FOR FOREST project aims to raise awareness on our future by planting a forest in a football stadium pitch in a small city in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia. But far right parties on an electoral campaign attacked the successful art project.

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.

Design Miami/ Basel 2019: 7 sustainable installations exploring future design scenarios

Magnus V by Joseph Walsh Studio @ Design Miami:​ Basel 2019 - Photo by James Harris, courtesy of Design Miami:​ Basel.

A ribbon-like sculpture taking olive wood to the extreme, an installation inspired by Brazilian urban birds’ architectural ‘woven’ nests and more. Design Miami/ Basel 2019 focuses on how designers can help to shape a more sustainable future.

Will the world end while we be chatting about suntan and summer holidays? Think about it at the Lithuanian Pavilion in Venice

Lithuanian Pavilion - Photo by Andrea Avezzu - Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

Golden Lion-awarded Lithuanian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2019 has transformed a post-industrial military architecture into an artificial beach revealing our frivolous inertia in front of the climate change emergency in a honest non-preachy way.

Note Design Studio’s FORMATION installation showcases the potential of Tarkett’s ultimate vinyl material

FORMATION installation by Note Design Studio for Tarket @ Milan Design Week 2019

Note Design Studio has filled the hall of a historic Milanese building with round ended poles and geometrical shapes. Titled FORMATION, the exhibition explores the creative possibilities of iQ Surface, Tarkett’s new vynil collection which can be continuously recycled.

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.

ecoLogicStudio’s bio-digital sculptures explore future forms of spatial intelligence at Centre Pompidou

ecoLogicStudio’s bio-digital sculptures at Centre Pompidou - H.O.R.T.U.S. XL Astaxanthin.g by ecoLogicStudio - Photo ©NAARO.

A bulbous 3D-printed bio-architecture powered by bacteria’s photosynthesis and an algorithmically designed spatial scaffolding revealing the alien beauty of spiders’ crafts. ecoLogicStudio’s bio-digital sculptures merge Nature’s architectural imprint with synthetic technologies.

Maison Objet honours 6 emerging Chinese designers forging a new national identity

MaisonObjet2019 - Frank Chou @ Rising Design Talents - Courtesy of Frank Chou.

Sustainability, craftsmanship and technology are at the core of the new collections of 6 emerging Chinese designers on show in Paris. The 2019 RISING TALENT AWARDS shines a light on the country’s rapidly evolving creative scene.

Climate change innovators: 7 cutting-edge technologies protecting the planet at CES 2019

GoSun Fusion Solar-electric Oven.

Solar powered connected street lights, a digital gardener sharping green thumb skills and an IoT device to shower responsibly… Meet the CES 2019 Climate Change Innovators reducing our impact on the environment by lowering carbon emissions.

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.

Dutch Design Week 2018: 10 must-see exhibitions in Eindhoven

Dutch Design Week 2018 - B Baars & Bloemhoff @ DDW - Courtesy of Baars & Bloemhoff.

An all inclusive loving robot catwalk, Design Academy Eindhoven grad show and mussels in the 3D printer. 10 must-see exhibitions at Dutch Design Week 2018 tuning with the main theme ‘If not you, then who?’