Gallery: Milan 2010: Fuori Salone Goes Green During Milan Design Week

Students from the University of San Marino created projects from flour, salt, malt, yeast and granular gelatine, banana fibre, liquorice root, and brown rice (shown above).

In Zona Tortona’s Superstudio Piu, the Brazil-based Campana brothers came together with the Cosentino group to showcase their Ecosentino material. An ideal substitute for natural or fake stone, this highly-durable surface is made of 75% recycled content (from industrial and consumer waste) combined with a green resin that comes in part from corn oil. The Brazilian duo created a kitchen landscape with a fluid surface composed of layers of the eco material.

New Zealand-based designer David Trubridge, a regular at Milan Design Week, showcased a series of lamps that went beyond using green materials. For his Icarus installation, Trubridge sought to express the harmful effects of CO2 emissions involved in exhibiting at Milan — he bought carbon credits for his flight, purchased low-energy LED bulbs, and designed his lamps to be flat-packed so that they could be carried in his luggage and assembled on-site.


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  1. dana January 24, 2011 at 11:48 am

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