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Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On May 3, 2007 @ 11:30 am In Announcements,Design,Events,Innovation,New York City,News,NYDesignWeek2007,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Materials | 5 Comments

Reclaiming Design, Recalimed Design, Design Reclaimed, Recycled Design, Green Design, Haute Green Inhabitat Presents, Tejo Remy, Sam Grawe, Carlos Salgado, Bart Bettencourt [1]

In coordination with this year’s HauteGreen [2] exhibition during New York Design Week, Inhabitat will be hosting a star-studded panel discussion surrounding the topic of using reclaimed materials in design. So mark your calendars for RECLAIMING DESIGN [1] Sunday, May 20th at 5pm EST!

The Reclaiming Design panel will include Dutch design rock-star and Droog [3] cohort Tejo Remy [4], Brooklyn-based eco-conscious designer Matt Gagnon [5], Carlos Salgado [6]of Scrapile [7], and last but not least, Editor-In-Chief of Dwell [8] Magazine Sam Grawe [9]. AND, stay tuned for upcoming info on a possible appearance by British star designer Tom Dixon [10]. And to top it all off, Inhabitat’s own Jill Fehrenbacher [11] and Emily Pilloton [12] will moderate the discussion. The panel will take a critical look at design processes and the application and implications of reclaimed materials.

Seating is limited and we are trying to get a head count, so if you are interested in attending, PLEASE RSVP TO ReclaimingDesign (at) gmail (dot) com [13].

WHEN: Sunday MAY 20th 5pm

WHERE: HAUTEGREEN exhibition at gallery in NYC’s Union Square: 33 West 19th St, between 5th & 6th ave

WHAT: Reclaiming Design will be a four person panel discussion on the subject of recycling & reclamation in design. Each speaker will give a short presentation of their work, followed by moderated audience Q&A.

Sam Grawe, Editor-in-Chief of Dwell Magazine
Tejo Remy, Furniture Designer, Droog
Carlos Salgado, Furniture Designer, Scrapile
Matt Gagnon, Architect & Furniture Designer


Recycling in design is not simply about environmentalism, efficiency or making crafts from old junk. Sustainability, economy and efficiency are some of the positive implications that go hand in hand with using recycled/reappropriated materials in design, yet the social and cultural implications of reusing familiar old materials in the context of art elicit deeper investigation. Since the Dada movement of the early 20th Century, artists and designers have reappropriated “found objects” as a way of commenting on consumer culture, industrial production and the meaning of art. Recycling as a design strategy is often associated with environmentalism, yet it is clearly is more complex than just a just a desire to tread lightly on the planet. Reclaiming Design will investigate the different reasons and ways that designers use reclaimed materials in their work and the different cultural implications that these varying strategies invoke.

Seating is limited and we are trying to get a head count, so if you are interested in attending, PLEASE RSVP TO ReclaimingDesign (at) gmail (dot) com [13].

+ HauteGreen 2007 [2]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/05/03/reclaiming-design-at-hautegreen/

[2] HauteGreen: http://www.hautegreen.com/

[3] Droog: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/08/13/dutch-design-sustainability-droog/

[4] Tejo Remy: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/08/13/dutch-design-sustainability-and-interactivity/

[5] Matt Gagnon: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/09/07/matt-gagnon-nomad-lounger/

[6] Carlos Salgado : http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/09/28/interview-scrapile/

[7] Scrapile: http://http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/09/07/matt-gagnon-nomad-lounger/

[8] Dwell: http://www.dwell.com/

[9] Sam Grawe: http://www.dwell.com/info/about/616842.html

[10] Tom Dixon: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/07/08/tom-dixons-eco-ware/

[11] Jill Fehrenbacher: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/03/29/jill-fehrenbacher/

[12] Emily Pilloton: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/03/25/emily-pilloton/

[13] ReclaimingDesign (at) gmail (dot) com: mailto:reclaimingdesign@gmail.com

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