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RE-THINK + RE-CYCLE

Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On June 1, 2005 @ 3:55 am In Green Design Competitions,green Interiors,Recycled Materials | 6 Comments

Back in January 2005 the MACEF Design Awards [1] announced the results of their international competition for designers working with re-purposed and recycled material. Since Inhabitat wasn’t around in January, I just recently discovered the many fabulous design entries that were shortlisted in this competition. In case you missed it the first time around (like I did), here are the results of the RE-think + RE-cycle design competition:

The grand prize winner, Nicolas le Moigne [2], walked away with ?5000 for his simple and ingenious recycled watering can. The design consists of which a specially designed spigot and handle piece which can be popped on to any standard water bottle, instantly transforming into a watering can.


A design which I loved and I think should have gotten an honorable mention was Josh Owen’s [3] cd-case chandelier. I have a thing for multi-purpose, storage chandeliers. This reminds me a bit of the Glasklasen [4] Wine-glass chandelier.

Another design which should have gotten an honorable mention is Jim Termeer’s [5] Candletime, a set of candle-holders which are set up in the shape of a giant digital LCD time display. See next post for details >

A more literal interpretation of energy conservation got an honorable mention with Klaus Kuppers [6] Energy Index – a proposal for a wall installation which would tell you in real-time how much energy you were consuming at any given moment. This is a great idea! I want one. I wish the designer would make a prototype.

Loads more interesting entries from this competition can be found at Design Boom > [7]


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URLs in this post:

[1] MACEF Design Awards: http://www.designboom.com/macef_ex.html

[2] Nicolas le Moigne: http://www.designboom.com/contest/view.php?contest_pk=6&item_pk=1807&p=1

[3] Josh Owen’s: http://www.joshowen.com/

[4] Glasklasen: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_56.php

[5] Jim Termeer’s: http://www.p32.com/

[6] Klaus Kuppers: http://www.designboom.com/contest/view.php?contest_pk=6&item_pk=1956&p=1

[7] Design Boom >: http://www.designboom.com/contest/winner.php?contest_pk=6

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