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KANSAS STATE U TOP PICKS FROM MILAN
Posted By Adele Chong On April 24, 2007 @ 5:03 pm In Design,Environment,Events,Green Furniture,Green Products,Innovation,Milan Furniture Fair,News,Renewable Energy | 3 Comments
During the week of Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile , we put a call out for eco-loving, freelance correspondents to help us out with our coverage. Our plea was met with much enthusiasm from, among others, a design class from Kansas State University , who braved the ruckus of the event to bring us some exciting reports and tips from Salone . Read on for a run-down of some of their favorite and ‘greenest’ finds…
The Wattson sensor , which we’ve written about before, is an energy monitor from UK-based design studio DIY Kyoto  which clues its user into how much energy is being consumed in the household on an ongoing basis. It’s been proven that simply by being more informed of your energy consumption, you’re more likely to be more energy efficient (even if it’s a subconscious effort). Wattson  tells you the wattage output generated by every electronic device in the room by displaying a digital read-out or via ambient light. As well as benefiting the environment and your pocketbook, the Wattson  gets our vote for being the sexiest-looking, juice-saving gadget on the market!
Florence-based Targetti Group  is known in both local and international circles as a key leader in outdoor and indoor architectural lighting. We love their stylish, biodynamic Pura lights  – on top of not emitting heat, they enjoy an expected lifespan of up to 30,000 hours while consuming as little energy as a 100W lamp.
A pilot project from Italy’s Lombardy region, Remade in Italy  was launched in order to provide support and eco-design guidance for national companies interested in creating marketable products out of industry waste. Many of the resulting creations such as the Alice chairs  pictured above are derived from a company’s first attempt at constructing a product out of recycled or reusable materials.
Many thanks to our green-design-loving Kansas State University cohorts for their contribution!
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 Salone Internazionale del Mobile: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/04/19/milan-furniture-fair-2007-day-1/
 Kansas State University: http://www.k-state.edu/
 Salone: http://www.cosmit.it/
 Wattson sensor: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/04/02/diy-kyotos-wattson/
 DIY Kyoto: http://www.diykyoto.com/
 Alberto Dassasso’s: http://www.exibart.com/profilo/eventiV2.asp?idelemento=34269
 Italian design: http://www.italiancharmsmarket.com/
 Vibrazioni: http://www.vibrazioniartdesign.com/
 Targetti Group: http://www.targetti.com/
 Pura lights: http://www.targetti.com
 Remade in : http://www.remadeinitaly.it/
 Italy: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/Italy
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