Designersblock hosts one of our favorite annual exhibitions during Milan Design Week, so we were excited to see the collective of young unestablished designers set up shop at Tom Dixon's MOST exhibition in Milan. The talk around town questioned whether the MOST design festival's corporate context would do the Designersblock exhibitors any favors, however good green designs shined at this year's show - read on for a look at our favorite finds!
The Swedish designer Carsten Thostrup showed off a set of colorful stools locally produced in Sweden.
Austrian designer Zitta Schnitt exhibited an open-source design for a PET bottle purse that is sewn together from old PET bottles.
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.
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 unveiled a collection of “bio fireplaces” made from a special kind of high refractory heat-resistant clay.
Pension Für Produkte‘s beautiful Honey lamps are made from recycled honeycomb paper.
Scottish experimental designer Patrick Stevenson-Keating showed his latest project called Liquidity, which explores the emerging technology of conductive inks and soft/paper electronics.
The prize for the sweetest design goes to Sayaka Takeshita for her hug-friendly pillows called Tsubomi (Buds). Each comfy pillow is completely handmade.