They came, they saw, they designed. The 2010 Spring Greening Design Competition challenging designers and crafters to transform useless junk into new treasures yielded an amazing crop of creative DIY designs, but there could only be one grand prize winner, and you, our fabulous readers, have voiced your choice! Want to know if your favorite design won? Read on to find out!
Sarah Turner’s lamps made from recycled soda bottles received a whopping 3674 votes from our readers, wowing you guys with their dazzling intricacy and poppy modern looks. Sarah will be taking home a sweet $250 gift certificate to the Inhabitatshop for her “enlightening” design!
Metropolis Magazine editor (and one of our esteemed judges) Susan Szenasy said this about Sarah’s lamps: “Sarah Turner has clearly thought about the versatility and beauty of her material. She treats it like a designer treats materials: experimenting with its various possibilities for form making and pattern making.”
Our readers weren’t the only ones who voted – we had an illustrious panel of judges from prominent design blogs and magazines, and the final tally of their votes gave the prize to the Elasticshelf by SystemDesignStudio. This clever and elegant shelf uses defunct bicycle tires stretched between two used furniture legs to provide fun and easy storage space for books and doodads.
Designboom editor Birgit Lohmann had this to say about the Elasticshelf: “The Elasticshelf brings together an unexpected use of materials, to create a visually interesting shelving system. Its simple design is practical and adaptable and can be executed by just about anyone requiring minimal tooling – it is what a DIY project should be about.”