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PHOTOS: Danish Students Inspire Us to Recycle and ‘Think Twice’ at Copenhagen Design Week

Posted By Ana Lisa Alperovich On September 6, 2011 @ 12:00 pm In Features,Green Design Events,green furniture,Green Lighting,Green Materials,Green Products | No Comments


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Malene Lund Rasmussen created this funky seat made from knitted plastic bags [7]. The material add some color to an old, classic chair while saving some bags from polluting our landfills.

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Anna Karnov Pedersen [8]‘s Ace of Spades lamp turns a disused deck of playing cards into a stunning lighting solution.

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Made by Katsuhiro Kanzaki, Mushroom is a biodegradable and fully recyclable stool made from scrap cardboard tubes [9], paper and cotton strings.

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By ironing shopping bags [10] into a colorful sheet, Christina Amelie Jensen created 85 Plastic Bags – a lounge chair for enjoying eco-friendly days and sun bathing at the nearest beach.

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2nd Chandelier by Christian Baastrup is a sleek and modern hanging luminaire made from metal components recycled from an old office [11] chair.

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By using sink cutouts from the production of kitchen countertops, Jeppe S Vestergaard created this handy recycled wooden [12] stool called Jolly J, that comes completed with a handle.

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The total annual of wasted food [13] in Denmark is estimated at 540,000 tons. With this in mind, Laerke Zesach Krabbe [14] created Thrown Out, a tasty and surprisingly strong chair made by upholstered sliced bread baguettes that were left to dry and reinforced with water glass.

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Screw’up by students Matilde Nyeland Jorgensen Og and Marie Munk Hartwig is a user-friendly storage system of screwed to the wall glass jars [15], meant for keeping small objects .

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Every year 200,000 bicycles go to waste in Denmark, so student Marianne Kasten decided to do something about it by recycling bike [16] inner tubes and wheels into this fantastic woven light.

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Jeppe S Vestergaard –the same designer as the Jolly J stool– used FSC [17] sink cut outs from the production of kitchen countertops for his Hexahedron piece – a flat pack, modular shelving made of waste.

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Colorful Tube Chair by Canna Worsoe shows how attached recycled cardboard tubes [18] can be strong and comfortable if used vertically.

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By recycling [19] various furniture pieces and her own grandma’s chest of drawers, student Helle Schou Pedersen created Granny’s Top Drawer.

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Royal Night by Mia Kragh is a big colorful lamp made from recycled and recyclable aluminum [20] cans and wooden tripod legs that support the shade.

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Locally sourced scrap wood boards from ships and sheds in Denmark [21] come together to create this patchwork seat called DOK5611. The piece is designed by Anne Sophie Schlutter-Hvelplund and Kerstin Kongsted [22].

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Roll and Repeat is a DIY [23] round stool by Line Marie Sorensen made from rolls of junk mail and leaflets, giving a new life to that unwanted paper inside our letterboxes.

And last but not least, here are the three winners from the Think Twice students’ competition [24]; the lucky winners of a designer chair from renowned Danish company HAY [25]:

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Emil Lagoni Valbak, from Aarhus School of Architecture created Plunge, an Eames [26] referenced armchair made from an old TV reclaimed from at Roskilde Festival, suspended on four plungers.

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Also coming out from Aarhus School of Architecture is Left Hanging by Anne Kruse Rasmussen, a table built with scrap wood rescued from a demolished building [27] that playfully defies gravity.

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Martin D. Christensen, a student from Aarhus School of Architecture, was also a winner with his ‘Bulb’ chandelier – an ode to the fading incandescent light bulb [28]. This piece is made from 48 burnt-out lights.

By simply thinking twice, Danish students were able to demonstrate how taking a DIY, fresh and lateral-thinking approach can tackle complicated problems through simple solutions.

+ Think Twice [5]

+ Copenhagen Design week 2011 [6]

+ Kolding School of Design [3]

+ Aarhus School of Architecture [4]

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[3] Kolding School of Design: http://www.designskolenkolding.dk/index.php?id=11

[4] Aarhus School of Architecture: http://en.aarch.dk/

[5] Think Twice: http://www.copenhagendesignweek.com/category/design-zone/events/think-twice

[6] Copenhagen Design Week: http://www.copenhagendesignweek.com/

[7] plastic bags: http://inhabitat.com/supercyclers-upcycles-plastic-waste-into-fun-and-colorful-decor/

[8] Anna Karnov Pedersen: http://annakarnov.com/project/think-twice-ace-of-spades

[9] cardboard tubes: http://inhabitat.com/shigura-ban-unveils-towering-cardboard-cathedral-for-christchurch/

[10] shopping bags: http://inhabitat.com/fantastic-plastic-objects-made-from-trash-by-buenos-aires-cartoneros/

[11] office: http://inhabitat.com/a-crop-of-living-green-offices-create-breathing-space-in-downtown-denver/

[12] recycled wooden: http://inhabitat.com/elegant-no-glue-no-screw-lamp-is-made-from-recycled-wood-and-a-chinese-lantern/

[13] food: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=food

[14] Laerke Zesach Krabbe: http://dk.linkedin.com/pub/l%C3%A6rke-zesach-krabbe/27/811/453

[15] glass jars: http://inhabitat.com/jose-agateps-beautiful-repurposed-bottles-terrariums-are-self-contained-ecosystems/

[16] bike: http://inhabitat.com/abici-launches-ultraportable-update-to-historic-italian-velocino-bicycle/

[17] FSC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_Stewardship_Council

[18] tubes: http://inhabitat.com/fantubes-is-a-quirky-table-set-built-from-cardboard-poster-tubes/

[19] recycling: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=recycling

[20] aluminum: http://inhabitat.com/aluminum-celmet-could-increase-electric-vehicle-range-by-300/

[21] Denmark: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denmark

[22] Kerstin Kongsted: http://dk.linkedin.com/pub/kerstin-kongsted/22/144/322

[23] DIY: http://inhabitat.com/diy-piled-up-egg-cartons-give-way-to-an-awesome-lightweight-seating-option/

[24] Think Twice students’ competition: http://www.copenhagendesignweek.com/category/design-zone/articles/and-think-twice-winners-are

[25] HAY: http://hay.dk/#/site/products/new

[26] Eames: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_and_Ray_Eames

[27] demolished building: http://inhabitat.com/port-au-princes-historic-iron-market-restored-to-full-glory/

[28] incandescent light bulb: http://inhabitat.com/zimbabwe-plans-massive-clf-light-bulb-exchange-to-reduce-power-demand/

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