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Polar Bear Sugar Cubes Melt Away in Your Morning Coffee

Posted By Kristi Bernick On April 27, 2010 @ 5:45 pm In global warming,Milan Furniture Fair,social responsibility | 1 Comment

Milan, Young Serbian Designers, Jovana Bogdanović, Sugar bear, polar bear sugar cube, endangered species, Salone del Mobile, Milan Salone 2010, Milan Design Week [1]

These days it’s hard to deny that global warming is melting away our precious glaciers [2], and, sadly, the animals living in the polar regions are the ones that are suffering most.  Using this dire fact as her inspiration, Jovana Bogdanović from Young Serbian Designers [3] sends a clear and provocative message regarding a specific endangered species – the polar bear [4].  Showcased during Milan Design Week [5], Sugar Bear is a sugar cube in the shape of a polar bear that will slowly melt away in your morning cup of tea or a coffee.

Milan, Young Serbian Designers, Jovana Bogdanović, Sugar bear, polar bear sugar cube, endangered species, Salone del Mobile, Milan Salone 2010, Milan Design Week [6]

The message on the packaging of the thought-evoking sugar asks:

How many polar bears did you drown?

Polar bears are an endangered species because of global warming. Their land is ice, the ice is melting and more and more polar bears are drowning.  Awareness of global warming can be raised with the smallest details.  A sugar bear melting in a tea or coffee is a small illustration of how quickly they can disappear.  “How many polar bears have you drowned in your morning coffee or in life?”

+ Young Serbian Designers [3]

+ Milan Design Week [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/27/polar-bears-sugar-cubes-melt-away-in-your-morning-coffee/untitled-1-13/

[2] global warming is melting away our precious glaciers: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/08/european-scientists-finally-ready-to-launch-ice-measuring-satellite/

[3] Young Serbian Designers: http://www.youngserbiandesigners.org/

[4] specific endangered species – the polar bear: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/03/eco-art-polar-bear-clouds-raise-spirits-and-awareness/

[5] Milan Design Week: http://inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/27/polar-bears-sugar-cubes-melt-away-in-your-morning-coffee/untitled-2-17/

[7] coolhunting: http://www.coolhunting.com/design/day-2-salone-sa.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+ch+(Cool+Hunting)&utm_content=Google+Reader

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