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Designersblock 2012 Showcases Brilliant Furnishings From Emerging Designers at Milan Design Week

by , 04/20/12

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Designersblock in Milan 2012 is hosted by Tom Dixon at the MOST design festival.

Carsten Thostrup Woodstockholm Stools, designersblock, most, milan design week 2012, milan furniture fair 2012, green design, sustainable design, tom dixon most, green furniture, green interiors, green products, eco design, sustainable furniture

The Swedish designer Carsten Thostrup showed off a set of colorful stools locally produced in Sweden.

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Austrian designer Zitta Schnitt exhibited an open-source design for a PET bottle purse that is sewn together from old PET bottles.

Zitta Schnitt Eclectic Lady Folding Light, designersblock, most, milan design week 2012, milan furniture fair 2012, green design, sustainable design, tom dixon most, green furniture, green interiors, green products, eco design, sustainable furniture

Zitta Schnitt also showed a how-to guide for a foldable light called Eclectic lady. It can be easily assembled using a sheet of 700 mm x 1000 mm paper.

Yesterday Today Tomorrow Kitchen, Lund School of Industrial Design, designersblock, most, milan design week 2012, milan furniture fair 2012, green design, sustainable design, tom dixon most, green furniture, green interiors, green products, eco design, sustainable furniture

The School of Industrial Design in Lund showed their kitchen concept called Yesterday Today Tomorrow, which also was shown at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in February.

Ashley Temundo Chair Repair, designersblock, most, milan design week 2012, milan furniture fair 2012, green design, sustainable design, tom dixon most, green furniture, green interiors, green products, eco design, sustainable furniture

Ashley Temundo exhibited a DIY solution for upgrading chairs (or other pieces of furniture) in need of a facelift. With her workshop set up in the back the handicraft involved was easy to grasp.

Alexandra Mazur-Knyazeva Fire Urns, designersblock, most, milan design week 2012, milan furniture fair 2012, green design, sustainable design, tom dixon most, green furniture, green interiors, green products, eco design, sustainable furniture

Alexandra Mazur-Knyazeva unveiled a collection of “bio fireplaces” made from a special kind of high refractory heat-resistant clay.

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Alexandra Mazur-Knyazeva‘s Essence of Flame fireplaces are designed to weather over time, and they are based on EcoSmartFire burners.

Pension Für Produkte Honey Lamps, designersblock, most, milan design week 2012, milan furniture fair 2012, green design, sustainable design, tom dixon most, green furniture, green interiors, green products, eco design, sustainable furniture

Pension Für Produkte‘s beautiful Honey lamps are made from recycled honeycomb paper.

Patrick Stevenson-Keating Liquidity, designersblock, most, milan design week 2012, milan furniture fair 2012, green design, sustainable design, tom dixon most, green furniture, green interiors, green products, eco design, sustainable furniture

Scottish experimental designer Patrick Stevenson-Keating showed his latest project called Liquidity, which explores the emerging technology of conductive inks and soft/paper electronics.

Sayaka Takeshita Tsubomi Pillows, designersblock, most, milan design week 2012, milan furniture fair 2012, green design, sustainable design, tom dixon most, green furniture, green interiors, green products, eco design, sustainable furniture

The prize for the sweetest design goes to Sayaka Takeshita for her hug-friendly pillows called Tsubomi (Buds). Each comfy pillow is completely handmade.

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