Designersblock Hits the London Design Festival With Fantastic Eco-Designs in Unexpected Forms
Sujeong Lee and Gyeongran Oh, two recent graduates from Korean Yeungnam University, created ‘Slow Slew’. Inspired by traditional sliding doors, this lamp is made from Merbau wood and rice paper and allows users to regulate the LED light intensity by slowly moving it shades.
Another project we enjoyed from the same university is Myeongseok Oh’s ‘Seecret’ bean bags. They are not filled with beans, but instead they are full of buckwheat and rice hulls!
Mixing design with science inside Cambridge University’s labs can have magnificent outcomes. This ‘Moss Table’ by Dr. James Moultrie, Carlos Peralta and Alex Driver is a working example of an emerging technology called Bio photovoltaic (BPV). BPV uses the natural process of photosynthesis from living organisms to generate electrical energy.
Balzari & Gilmour produce cozy and colorful clothes, lamps, hats and scarfs made from hand-made felted wool. Based in Italy, the couple uses cashmere, black wool from Orkney Islands’ sheep, nuno felt and soya for their fantastic creations.
Made from pinewood and British knits, these low stools by Claire-Anne O’Brien are soft and have great tactile forms. Manufactured using lamb and sheep wool, they playfully mix hand and machine knit stitches to create wooly structures to sit on.
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