by , 09/17/06

dwell on design, sustainability, ohio design
(Photo-printed furniture by OHIO Design)

It was another fabulous day at Dwell in Design in San Francisco. The first half of the day focused on sustainability in building and design. The panel was very well-selected and each speaker’s remarks built upon the previous one, moving from current projects to urgings for us to look beyond our current definitions of “green”, to a final presentation centered around Bucky Fuller, which spoke to legacy and history as much as to our potential to design a very different future.

In the afternoon, the event opened for a public trade show and expo, which felt like a mini-ICFF. One of the first booths to catch my eye was naturally an enduring Inhabitat fave, OHIO. Designer David Pierce had brought a stunning new collection of his photo-printed furniture (shown above and after the jump). We also saw the Branch crew, whose growing inventory never disappoints.

The final day will bring home tours around San Francisco and tune in Monday for a full wrap-up and review from Dwell in Design

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  1. Laura September 18, 2006 at 2:20 pm

    I agree on that it could go a step forward.

  2. Design Milk September 18, 2006 at 1:54 pm

    I just covered Ohio Design on my blog (http://design-milk.com/ohio-design/) on Friday and I am pretty sure that they can print whatever you want onto the surface of the furniture…

  3. helena antunes September 18, 2006 at 12:19 pm

    On my point of view, I think that design should be a mixture between what is functional and what is meerly, decoration. The sugestion I leave is:- Why don´t the pictures stamped on the furniture give the ilusion that they are holding what´s on top of the table or is grabbing on to something that exists in the space that is being designed for? In spite of this opinion i Think it is a small step, for a big idea.

  4. Kevin at TasteTV September 18, 2006 at 3:08 am

    The TasteTV feature segment on last weekend’s Dwell on Design conference is now appearing at http://www.TasteTV .com. “From the pages of the modern home magazine, DWELL, comes the DWELL on Design event, where the best in home and kitchen design, architecture, prefab and modular houses, and sustainable living is presented, viewed and discussed.” It can be seen at http://www.TasteTV.com, and at TasteTV Segment Direct Link

  5. Janey Ward September 17, 2006 at 10:26 pm

    Thank you for covering this event!

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