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