Gallery: PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Royal College of Ar...

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London's Royal College of Art is a world-renowned institution best known for their masters and postgrad courses that focus on innovations in industrial and communication design. Modern European design-masters lead the way of thinking at this school, and the school's faculty now comes to include some of our own favorites, including Ron Arad, Dutch designer Tord Boontje, Droog’s Jurgen Bey, El Ultimo Grito's Roberto Feo, futurists Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, Architect Nigel Coates and graphic designer Neville Brody - just to name a few! We recently hit the school's graduate show, which featured a bevy of radical, quirky and super-exciting design work from a class of international students. Jump ahead for an exclusive look as Inhabitat writer Ana Lisa Alperovich shares her favorite picks from this year's show!

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.

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.

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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