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Royal College of Art Unveils “Design For The Real World” Exhibition at London Design Festival
Posted By Ana Lisa On September 21, 2012 @ 4:40 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Design,DIY,Events,Green Furniture,Green Products,Innovation,News,Recycled Materials | 3 Comments
As part of this year's London Design Festival, the ever-inspiring Royal College of Art (RCA) hosted an exhibition inspired by the 40th Anniversary of Victor Papanek's seminal publication, Design For The Real World. The 15 projects from this year's graduates that were included in the show focus on inclusive, human-centered sustainable design. Click through our exclusive images to see all of the weird and wonderful designs. warm comfortable sleepers by "sewing" a standard colored laces.
“Ento – The Art of Eating Insects”  aims to introduce the high-protein, energy-efficient insects into western diets through a set of ready-made meals created by Aran Dasan, Jonathan Fraser, Jacky Chung and Julene Aguirre-Bielschowsky.
“Pack!” by Alei Verspoor  is a multifunctional object that can be used as elegant and modular bag, a seat or a storage device. The design could be easily transformed and disassembled using fast, lo-tech techniques.
“Nido” is a modular, sustainable insulation product for Northwest Mexico designed by Julene Aguirre-Bielschowsky . It seeks to activate local economies with the use of waste such as sun dried grapes stalks and crushed seashells.
“The Polyfloss Factory” is a joint effort by Nicholas Paget , Emile De Visscher,  Christopher Machet and Audrey Gaulard, who created a process for turning plastic waste (typically PP) into plastic candy floss — with multiple future uses — inspired in the principles of the cloud-like sweet.
Fabienne Hess’  “Recovered VIII – Digital Print on Silk” is a collection of over 30,000 discarded images found on computers and printed on to silk exploring what happens to modern digital trash.
Anton Alvarez  developed a “Thread Wrapping Machine” that enables discarded and waste materials to be bound together to make unusual random objects.
Hal Watts is a bike-powered machine for recycling electrical and electronic waste designed for small-scale workshops in developing countries.
“Pig Welfare – The Enrichment Feed System ®” addresses animal welfare and food waste in a project by Anne Sofie Lefevre  that consists of engaging pigs in a better, more natural life before being served on a plate.
“Zero” by Henry Cloke  is a public rental vehicle that seeks to find innovative sustainable transport solutions within cities.
Through a crafts exchange between the UK and Uganda, Kirsten Scott  developed “Pidgin Plait,” a series of naturally dyed, local pleated palm leaves to be knitted into luxurious hats helping women in rural Africa.
While Design for the Real World  (the book) was selling like hot cakes outside for only £10; inside, the winning projects were being announced.
Congratulations to the well-deserved RCA’s Sustain Awards’ winners: “Ento – The Art of Eating Insects,” “Pack!”, “Esource” and “I Wanna Deliver a Shark…”!
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URLs in this post:
 “Ento – The Art of Eating Insects”: http://cargocollective.com/ento
 Alei Verspoor: http://www.aleiverspoor.com/
 biodegradable: http://inhabitat.com/student-gaspard-tine-beres-makes-quirky-cork-appliances-out-of-recycled-components/
 Gaspard Tiné-Berés: http://www.gaspardtineberes.com/
 Julene Aguirre-Bielschowsky: http://www.julene.de/
 Nicholas Paget: http://www.nickpaget.com/
 Emile De Visscher,: http://www.edevisscher.com/
 Fabienne Hess’: http://fabiennehess.com/
 Anton Alvarez: http://www.antonalvarez.com/
 Anne Sofie Lefevre: http://www.rca.ac.uk/Default.aspx?ContentID=516465&CategoryID=36780
 Henry Cloke: http://henrycloke.wix.com/henry-cloke-portfolio-2010
 Kirsten Scott: http://www.rca.ac.uk/Default.aspx?ContentID=517278&CategoryID=36780
 Design for the Real World: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Design-Real-World-Ecology-Social/dp/0500273588
 + SustainRCA: http://sustain.rca.ac.uk/
 London Design Festival: http://www.londondesignfestival.com/
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