Gallery: VIDEO: Dwell Editor-in-Chief Sam Grawe Talks Reclaiming Design


In 2007, Inhabitat put together an event about recycling and reuse in design, called Reclaiming Design. This event at HauteGREEN in New York was a big success, thanks to the thought-provoking design and insightful discussion from Dwell Editor-in-Chief Sam Grawe and designers Carlos Salgado of Scrapile, Tejo Remy of Droog fame, and Matt Gagnon. Our conversation touched on a variety of issues surrounding the concepts and processes behind using reclaimed materials in different scales of design, and its implications for both environmental sustainability as well as more conceptual and cultural themes.

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  4. itschubbwithans July 7, 2007 at 8:21 am

    this is a great video that explains exactly where inventors get there ideas,whether it is from basic design ideas or from human scraps. either way it shows how we can take our average waste and turn it into usable and profitable products. this post and video encourages us to go beyond our norm and create these products on our own and expand our normal way of thinking.

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