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MILAN 2008: Droog Design ‘A Touch of Green’

Posted By Jon Dioffa On April 24, 2008 @ 5:45 am In green furniture,Milan Furniture Fair | No Comments

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Celebrated Dutch design collective Droog Design [2] pushed green design ideas to the forefront this year with their ‘A Touch of Green’ presentation in Milan. Echoing this Inhabitant’s focus on the boundaries of sustainable design, Droog [2] brought together a whole host of designers – some new, some familiar – to showcase a range of approaches in an effortlessly curated, but typically stylish show complete with a buzzing 48 hour shop. Among our favorites are Tejo Remy’s furniture made from collected components [3], SMAQ’s take on thermal comfort and Jens Praet’s functional, waste-diverting pieces, but the Droog show offered exciting new design perspectives at every turn. Read on for more highlights!


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Tejo Remy’s [4] classic re-emerges [2] in the form of his limited special edition Chest of Drawers XS.

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Crystal Virus: Massive Infection by Pieke Bergmans [5] defines product and process as inseparable.

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Rag chairs by [3]Inhabitat favorite Tejo Remy [4]. See Inhabitat’s post on Tejo Remy here [6].

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SMAQ [7]‘s Cosy Chair – Made from stainless steel it argues “heat is only necessary when it is actually used…the Cosy chair is an inhabitable radiator space.”

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Using left over low fire point parts, Minale-Maeda’s [8] Re-Arita highlights the integrity in sustainable production methods. Fired at a lower temperature, for less time, 30% less energy is used.

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One day paper waste & Elle left over magazines are Jens Praet’s [9] statement pieces designed in reaction to his concerns over document waste. His products are invited to re-enter the spaces in which they were once discarded, as permanent pieces of useful furniture.

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Plaited Fence. Martín Azúa [10] dealing with the plastic bag problem.

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Saving Grace, borosilicate glass light shades designed by Adrien Rovero [11] around the energy saving light bulb.

And a few more light’s we’ve spotted over the last few days designed around the eco-light bulb, at Salone Satellite:

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Mattias Ries [12] with his Chanterelle lights.

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Benoît Deneufbourg’s [13] light stools.


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/24/milan-2008-droog-design-goes-green/

[2] Droog Design: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/08/13/dutch-design-sustainability-droog/

[3] Tejo Remy’s furniture made from collected components: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/05/10/tejo-remy-iconic-dutch-designer/

[4] Tejo Remy’s: http://www.remyveenhuizen.nl/

[5] Crystal Virus: Massive Infection by Pieke Bergmans: http://www.piekebergmans.com/work/massiveinfection.html

[6] here: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/05/10/tejo-remy-iconic-dutch-designer

[7] SMAQ: http://www.smaq.net

[8] Minale-Maeda’s: http://www.minale-maeda.com

[9] Jens Praet’s: http://www.jenspraet.com

[10] Martín Azúa: http://www.martinazua.com

[11] Adrien Rovero: http://www.adrienrovero.com

[12] Mattias Ries: http://www.matthiasries.com

[13] Benoît Deneufbourg’s: http://www.benoitdnb.com/

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