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Milan 2010: Fuori Salone Goes Green During Milan Design Week

Posted By Jorge Diego Etienne On April 19, 2010 @ 1:00 am In Design,Green Furniture,Green Home decor,Green Products,Innovation,Milan Furniture Fair | 1 Comment

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In Zona Tortona’s Superstudio Piu [1], the Brazil-based Campana brothers came together with the Cosentino group to showcase their Ecosentino [2] 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.

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New Zealand-based designer David Trubridge [4], a regular at Milan Design Week [5], showcased a series of lamps that went beyond using green materials [6]. 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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Next door to Superstudio Piu, “Sparkling: ecologically correct” showcased an interesting collection of green products and furnishings that approach sustainability in different ways. Ballarini [8] offers a green line of pots, pans, and kitchen tools made from 100% recycled aluminum featuring 100% recycled paper packaging, and 100% biodegradable plastic handles.

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These colorful Ecomat [10] bricks offer a new way to build permanent and temporary structures. They’re completely composed of recycled materials and their lightness significantly reduces CO2 shipping emissions.

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Designers Jean-Maire Massaud [12] and Marc Berthier [13] worked with the brand Environment [14] to create the e’pack collection that premiered this week in Milan. The collection features eco-friendly materials ranging from sustainably-harvested wood to discarded materials like salvaged maritime shipping beams and vintage military shelter components.

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The new Via Lambrate zone hosted schools like the Royal College of Art [16], Design Academy of Eindhoven [17], and the University of San Marino [18]. The later showcased a series of student projects that challenged designers to go beyond the established limits of materials.

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Furniture made from unusual combinations of materials show that sometimes, form follows sustainability. Students from the University of San Marino [18] created projects from flour, salt, malt, yeast and granular gelatin, banana fiber, liquorice root, and brown rice (shown above).

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This mobile gardening platform at Zona Lambrate comes complete with its own form of peddle-powered propulsion!

Every year, Milan Design Week [21] shines the spotlight on an incredible range of cutting-edge designers. We’re thrilled to see an increasing number of them building environmental responsibility into the design DNA of their products.

+ Milan Design Week [21]


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[1] Superstudio Piu: http://www.superstudiogroup.com/index.php?disp=home&lang=e

[2] Ecosentino: http://www.ecobycosentino.com/

[3] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/19/milan-2010-fuori-salone-goes-green-during-milan-design-week/p1010593-2/

[4] David Trubridge: http://www.davidtrubridge.com/

[5] Milan Design Week: http://inhabitat.com/2008/04/24/milan-2008-david-trubridges-spiral-island-collection/

[6] green materials: http://inhabitat.com/materials/

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=108096

[8] Ballarini: http://www.ballarini.it/

[9] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/19/milan-2010-fuori-salone-goes-green-during-milan-design-week/p1010780-2/

[10] Ecomat: http://www.ecomatresearch.com/

[11] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/19/milan-2010-fuori-salone-goes-green-during-milan-design-week/p1010783-2/

[12] Jean-Maire Massaud: http://www.massaud.com/site/en/#

[13] Marc Berthier: http://www.eliumstudio.com/

[14] Environment: http://environmentfurniture.com/

[15] Image: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=108100

[16] Royal College of Art: http://www.rca.ac.uk/

[17] Design Academy of Eindhoven: http://www.designacademy.nl/

[18] University of San Marino: http://inhabitat.comUniversity of San Marino

[19] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/19/milan-2010-fuori-salone-goes-green-during-milan-design-week/p1010973-2/

[20] Image: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=108102

[21] Milan Design Week: http://inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair/

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