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

 
Throughout Milan Design Week we were thrilled to find a wide array of environmentally-conscious projects created by both well-established and up-and-coming designers. In addition to the official event at the Milan fairgrounds in Rho, different zones throughout city offer a variety of events that make this the world's biggest design week. In areas like Zona Tortona, Brera, and the new Via Lambarte, large-profile commercial projects and experimental concepts alike showcased great green designs ideas that go beyond aesthetics.

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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