Elisabeth Buecher

Milan 2009: Interni Design Energies

by , 04/29/09
filed under: Milan Furniture Fair

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The Interni Design Energies exhibition at the 2009 Milan Furniture Fair doesn’t open at twilight for no reason. Indeed the exhibition, which features renewable energy–themed installations from designers and planners around the world, reveals its mysterious beauty only at night; it’s an intelligent and inventive commentary on energy and resource efficiency. Located in the buildings and gardens of the majestic Università Degli Studi, the show offers visitors a moment of pure magic!

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This “Marbleous” enchanted garden is made entirely from natural materials like marble, onyx and stone.

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Luca Trazzi wanted the decorative, energy-related and structural elements of this building to work together to contribute to better efficiency overall.

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Badge decorated carbon steel electric radiator panels with LED lights.

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The facade of South Face by Massimo Iosa Ghini absorbs CO2 and thermally insulates the inside of the building.

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Pendulum! by Culdesac demonstrates that a very small contribution of energy can turn into a perpetual motion.

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Jacopo Foggini‘s “magic carpet” is made from scraps of acrylic glass.

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Edel’s Diamante contains hydrogen tanks capable of producing enough energy to power a small condo.

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Marc Sadler’s Hot Pot showcases Buderus’ cutting edge, energy-efficient technology in this cascading waterfall, which functions by heating water to varying temperatures.

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