The International Pavilion at the all new 100% Design exhibition during the London Design Festival led the way with a selection of amazing eco-designs from across the globe. Our favorite finds included everything from solar-powered candles to clever cardboard furniture and lamps made of reclaimed wood - read on for a closer look!
Marco Stefanelli‘ Breccias collection repurposes natural objects which have reached the end of their life – including sawmill scraps, pieces of urban architecture, and logs carried by the river. He gives them a second chance by “pulling the light from the subject and amplifying the sensory experience.”
Laokoon is a flexible fabric that can be made from various materials including wood and cork. It can be used in interiors and fashion in place of synthetic materials like plastic.
Studio Inbetween‘s One Piece of Lamp is made from a single sheet of aviation plywood, making it lightweight and compact for transportation, thus reducing its environmental impact.
CIGA Design Co presented these solar-powered LED candles, which provide a safe and green alternative to the real thing.
Bravo! unveiled a collection of La Familia tableware made from two materials abundant in Brazil – wood and copper. The collection supports the local economy, and combining traditional crafts with new technology provides investment in both fields.
Capellino presented a range of sustainable cardboard furniture including this Linea chair (shown above), a coffee table and even a light shade.
CDC represented the young designer scene in Portugal and showed a range of sustainable cork products including these bird houses.
And finally Nautinox showed Green Book – a bookcase planter that takes the concept of ‘green design’ quite literally.