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We recently attended the Design Academy of Eindhoven Masters' show where we spotted innovative works from what's sure to be the next generation of hot talents in sustainable design. We found the exhibition to be full of surprising, humorous and unique projects, including Tuomas Tolvanen's incredible vintage wooden furniture piece adorned with hand-cut metal rings (seen above). The Masters program at DAE was created for students to "find out what do they want to be", and for the last 25 years has been headed by renowned Dutch designer Gijs Bakker, co-creator of Droog Design. Sadly, after over two decades of guidance, love and inspiration, Bakker is bidding adieu to DAE.

Working with scientists and civil services, Giacomo Piovan created a system that turns contaminated soil into compressed blocks. The system employs the use of healing plants that are able to absorb and store precious metals as valuable future resources.

A graduate from the Social Design Department, Tristan Kopp created “prodUSER” to engage users in the assembly process of objects like bikes.

Finnish Tuomas Tolvanen exposes human fragility and material culture by creating pieces of furniture from burnt vintage wooden furniture that’s been adorned with hand-cut metal rings.


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