Swedish Ninja‘s design objective is to avoid the current disposable trends. They want to create products that last. The bases of their colorful seating are made from eco-friendly strand board beams.
One of the show-stoppers at this year’s Salone Satellite was this tiny LED table lamp that is completely powered by real, edible tomatoes. Designed by Cygalle Shapiro of Israel-based d-VISION, the design not only explore advances in lighting technology – it’s also an art piece that sends clear and powerful social-conscience messages about where and how we receive energy.
Students at Kobe Design University took a plain, boring plastic bag and developed a process to transform it into a new kind of bag. One that’s gorgeous and unique and perfect for transporting, say, apples.
EcoPreziosi’s Biodegradable Urn made me smile because it was completely unexpected. Granted the market for it might be small, but at least it got me thinking about the similarities between landfills and cemeteries…
A lot of people use a humidifier all winter long, but I hate to have that ugly piece of plastic plugged in all the time. So I loved Innovo‘s humidifier at first sight. You fill the interior reservoir with water, which is absorbed into the wood, which is released into the air. It’s poetic, and very pleasant to look at… and to smell! It will fill a room with the scent of cedar.