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British designer Alkesh Parmar created a series of objects under the Cradle to Cradle philosophy. Made from dried and ground orange peels, these objects give new use to a waste material. The process keeps the lamps biodegradable, durable, and as an extra bonus, they smell fruity! Also from Parmar is the “Celebration Chandelier”, a luxurious and sustainable luminaire made from reclaimed champagne corks.

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To expose the inherent water usage on products and materials production, American Innovation Design Engineer grad Matt Costello designed “Hidden Smoke Detector & Alarm Clock”, two products that follow his intensive research and are made from renewable materials that take little water: ceramic and cork.

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The Energy Pilots, by Elliott P. Montgomery are a series of artefacts that revamp energy business models to make them more competitive. This Solar Lottery Ball Tumbler, seen here, makes millionaires by using the sun’s energy!

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German designer Gerrit Kaiser created “Particle Economy”, a project that focuses on a resource-starved future where “natural” floating particles, from volcanic eruptions or industrial pollution, could be turned into economical opportunities by harvesting them with a flying cloud collector.

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Biophilia by Veronica Ranner are genetically modified silk worms that create biodegradable, soft and very odd cocoons for keeping donors’ organs instead of using machines!

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Another project that focuses on drying, grinding and binding waste food is by Erik de Laurens, who created a plastic-like material made entirely from fish scales! This new graduate is looking for funding to extend his idea, which has been designed to be sustainable, local and for small-scale production.

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RCA’s Design Products graduate and woodworker James Tooze created an Open Source project for making DIY chairs from scrap wood, and shoes from biodegradable canvas, felt and rubber.

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Platform 14 ’s Du-chen designed a series of seats called “Active Stools”, which are made from different materials including renewable cork, wood and rubber for an extra bounce.

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One of the most interesting projects spotted at the RCA’s Show was Pia Wustenberg’s fresh approach to traditional materials, which included a table with paper-lathed legs, lamps and a series of vases made from all sorts of materials including glass, paper, concrete and moss.

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Space-saving multifunctional furniture is always handy to have around, and these seats based on actions of organisation —stacking, rolling, laying and bundling. By Catherine Aitken, the pieces are made from biodegradable wool felt, eco-friendly Waterborn fabric by Kvadrat and wooden dowes shows a green adapting approach at its best.

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Without the need to produce new material, designer Mijin Park created a series of durable, weatherproof objects by weaving polypropylene straps traditionally used for packaging.

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Markus Kayser travelled to the Sahara desert to test his SolarSinter Machine and to explore the potential of desert manufacturing. By using a 3D printing process he produces glass objects from sand and solar-power.

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Communication Arts & Design graduate Jo Blaker has been collecting paper bags since she was a kid. Here she turns them into biodegradable, PVA coated paper vases that she hopes will cast light on the throw-away nature of our culture.

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We don’t really like to think about death in our daily lives, but if we are going to die, let’s turn it into a sustainable act to try to leave the world in the same, or in a better condition than when we left it. Created for biodegradable and fair trade Ecoffins, designer Nilofar Emami designed a ‘Karma-free’ green coffin made entirely from bamboo ensuring people can go peacefully ‘from nature to nature’.

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