Radhika Sawhney

'Perspectives' by Belgium is Design Offers a Refreshing Take on Sustainability in Milan

by , 04/20/12


perspectives,belgium is design,triennale di milano,milan design week 2012,salone del mobile 2012, belgian design, green design, sustainable design

For us, the highlight of this exhibition the Nomad Portable Solar Lamp by Alain Gilles. The lamp provides a safe and eco-friendly substitute to the dangerous kerosene lamp that is often used in developing countries where electricity is scarce.

perspectives,belgium is design,triennale di milano,milan design week 2012,salone del mobile 2012, belgian design, green design, sustainable design

Another example of a fresh perspective on green design, Papilio’s Cyclo is a rug fashioned from discarded bicycle inner tubes. No chemical or finishing products are used in the manufacturing process, and the recycled rug can also be used outdoors.

perspectives,belgium is design,triennale di milano,milan design week 2012,salone del mobile 2012, belgian design, green design, sustainable design

Changed Values by D’Hanis and Lachaert is a collection of brooches cut out of old coins made obsolete by the introduction of the Euro.

perspectives,belgium is design,triennale di milano,milan design week 2012,salone del mobile 2012, belgian design, green design, sustainable design

Size 27 by Linde Hermans is a laser cut sheet of leather that comes delivered flat. The user can make themselves a shoe by folding the cuts and slotting them into the incisions by following numbers. The only concern is the waste caused by this particular shape, but nonetheless it’s a great concept.

perspectives,belgium is design,triennale di milano,milan design week 2012,salone del mobile 2012, belgian design, green design, sustainable design

Stone by Kasper Hamacher is a low standing coffee table carved out of the trunk of a solid oak tree.

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


3 Comments

  1. dathomas August 13, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    This is a cool article

  2. ecolove July 30, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    where can i buy the coffee table? (i am in the U.S.)

  3. Sabeen Qureshi April 22, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    great ideas…

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?