industrial design

THE GUYANA PROJECT: Students Turn South American Rainforest into Design Studio!

THE GUYANA PROJECT: Students Turn South American Rainforest into Design Studio!

The lucky group of graduate students constructed their projects in the Liana Cane factory, an ethical working environment using only renewable, non-timber rainforest materials. Liane Cane's owner, Jocelyn

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BIO-INSPIRED: Pratt Student Designs a Table Inspired by Insects

BIO-INSPIRED: Pratt Student Designs a Table Inspired by Insects

Industrial Design student, Alvaro Uribe of Pratt Institute, wowed us last weekend at BKLYN Designs with his sleek Mantis Table. Inspired by insect body parts and adding a light and elegant touch to any

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LAST CHANCE to Enter Our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest!

LAST CHANCE to Enter Our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest!

The Deadline for Spring Greening Entries is TONIGHT at Midnight! Heads up DIY designers - our Spring Greening Competition closes tonight at midnight, which makes this your LAST CHANCE to submit your

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LAST CHANCE to Enter the SPRING GREENING COMPETITION!

LAST CHANCE to Enter the SPRING GREENING COMPETITION!

CALLING ALL CREATIVE CRAFTERS, DIY GURUS AND DESIGN STARS! Want to showcase your DIY and design skills to the world? If you've turned a piece of old trash into treasure, we want to peep it - so don't

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5 DAYS LEFT to Enter Our Spring Greening Design Competition!

5 DAYS LEFT to Enter Our Spring Greening Design Competition!

Calling all DIY crafters, green designers and spring cleaners! If you've taken a piece of old junk and turned it into an awe-inspiring new design, enter our Spring Greening Design Competition to show

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LAST CHANCE to Enter the SPRING GREENING DESIGN COMPETITION!

LAST CHANCE to Enter the SPRING GREENING DESIGN COMPETITION!

CALLING ALL DESIGNERS, CRAFTERS AND CREATIVE-TYPES! Have you created an awesome design out of old junk that you want to show the world? Want to get it in front of millions of readers on Inhabitat.com?

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Spring Greening Competition DEADLINE EXTENDED – Enter Now!

Spring Greening Competition DEADLINE EXTENDED – Enter Now!

Sping Greening competition deadline extended until Monday, May 3rd! Attention all DIY designers -- we're excited to announce that we're extending the deadline of our Spring Greening DIY Design

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Inhabitat is Looking For Writers for the Milan Furniture Fair!

Inhabitat is Looking For Writers for the Milan Furniture Fair!

Hey Milan Design Fair fans! The Milan Design Fair is coming up quick from April 14th-19th, and Inhabitat is looking for a few great writers/photographers/design aficionados to cover this year's event!

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Gartenkulter Makes Poetic Pots From Recycled Books

Gartenkulter Makes Poetic Pots From Recycled Books

With the recent rise in popularity of electronic readers such as the Amazon Kindle and the Apple iPad, thoughts of “book extinction” have really seeped their way into design conversations. Italy-based

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Panpaati Furniture Made From Bread is Literally Good Enough to Eat

Panpaati Furniture Made From Bread is Literally Good Enough to Eat

Armengol's breadstick tables and chairs may not be durable, but they speak to our obsession with cheap, compostable furniture that is light on the earth. Armengol explains that his creations are

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Digging Deeper: Design an Urban Agriculture Product or System!

Digging Deeper: Design an Urban Agriculture Product or System!

Digging Deeper: Building Blocks for Sustainable Design is an exciting competition that partners designers with the City of San Francisco to tackle real urban problems and find viable solutions. Launched

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Core77 Rolls out 77 Righteous Gifts Under $77

Core77 Rolls out 77 Righteous Gifts Under $77

Our friends over at Core77 are clearly having a blast as they unleash their eagerly awaited annual gift guide: 77 Righteous Gifts Under $77. This year's guide is positively radiating holiday cheer and

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Hangeliers: Clothes Hanger Chandeliers by Organelle Design

Hangeliers: Clothes Hanger Chandeliers by Organelle Design

Clothes hangers are clogging our landfills at a rate of nearly 8 billion per year. We've recently brought you designers who have been developing brilliant ways to tackle the problem through eco-friendly

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Art and Design Converge at the 2009 London Design Festival

Art and Design Converge at the 2009 London Design Festival

One of our favorite shows from the 2009 London Design Festival was Corn Craft, a beautiful showcase of sustainable materials hosted by Gallery FUMI and Studio Toogood. Held in Gallery's FUMI's personal

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Inhabitat Reports from London Design Festival 2009

Inhabitat Reports from London Design Festival 2009

The London Design Festival is in full swing, and Inhabitat has been on the scene to give you the scoop on the dazzling examples of sustainable design presented at this year's event. Read on for our

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Copenhagen Design Week 2009 Kicks into Gear!

Copenhagen Design Week 2009 Kicks into Gear!

Fans of fine Scandinavian design rejoice - Copenhagen Design Week is currently taking Denmark by storm and Inhabitat is on the scene to bring you all of the freshest designs and most exciting events!

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Stunning ‘AquaIris’ Water Purifier by Talia Radford

Stunning ‘AquaIris’ Water Purifier by Talia Radford

In answer to the ever-intensifying global water crisis, industrial designer Talia Radford has created the AquaIris, an elegant, portable water purifier for developing countries with tropical climates that

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Register Now for the One Good Chair Competition!

Register Now for the One Good Chair Competition!

It's already time for the One Good Chair Competition again, and this year we couldn't be more excited about the theme - local and regional furniture. The annual competition, sponsored by The Sustainable

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Solar Powered Machine Spins Furniture Shaped by Sunlight

Solar Powered Machine Spins Furniture Shaped by Sunlight

Austrian designers mischer'traxler have created a solar powered machine that makes an incredible array of furnishings that vary based on how much sunlight it receives over the course of a day. Titled "The

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Junktion Transforms Trashed Furniture into Treasure

Junktion Transforms Trashed Furniture into Treasure

As one of Tel Aviv’s most thought-provoking new companies, Junktion, a young, edgy and innovative design studio, is breathing new life into the trash their city has cast aside. Junktion began in 2008

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Dwell on Design 2009 is This Month!

Dwell on Design 2009 is This Month!

Dwell on Design is back in Los Angeles this month, showcasing an incredible array of modern design from June 26-28. Now in its sophomore year at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the three-day design

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Vote for Your Favorite Comcast Town Apartment Design!

Vote for Your Favorite Comcast Town Apartment Design!

Thousands of you tested out your virtual home renovation skills in our Comcast Town Contest but only 4 talented apartment designs made the final cut. Now it's time for your vote to decide the winner of a

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Create a Virtual Room in Comcast Town and Win a Real Remodel!

Create a Virtual Room in Comcast Town and Win a Real Remodel!

Have a vision for your dream apartment? Great - Comcast recently rolled Comcast Town, a blue-sky space to live out your wildest interior design dreams! It's a bit like Google Sketchup, except that you can

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MILAN 2009: The Best of Green Design

MILAN 2009: The Best of Green Design

The 2009 Milan Furniture Fair showcased an incredible assortment of furnishings, lighting, and housewares from all over the world, ranging from the well-established designers showcased in the main

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MILAN 2009: Best of the Well Tech Awards

MILAN 2009: Best of the Well Tech Awards

The Well-Tech Awards are one of our favorite annual exhibitions at the Milan Furniture Fair, showcasing an assortment of innovative projects that push forward the realm of green design. The year's

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Earth Day and the Past Year in Green Design

Earth Day and the Past Year in Green Design

It's hard to believe another year has gone by since we marked Earth Day here at Inhabitat, and yet so much has happened. From the monumental highs of Obama's election to the equally remarkable lows of the

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Milan Furniture Fair Starts Today!

Milan Furniture Fair Starts Today!

Attention all green design junkies! The 2009 Milan Furniture Fair starts today, and Inhabitat is on the scene to bring you all of the latest and greatest from this year's event. We've assembled a team of

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ANNOUNCING: Our Spring Greening Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING: Our Spring Greening Contest Winners!

DRUMROLL PLEASE... Spring has sprung, the votes have been cast, and we're excited to announce the winners of our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest! We feel fortunate to have such an incredibly talented

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Briefcase Made from a Recycled Macbook Box

Briefcase Made from a Recycled Macbook Box

We were glad to see that we're not the only ones that, upon unpackaging our shiny new macbook, thought it was such a shame to use such a lovely case just for packaging material. Rather than ditching or

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Recycled Aluminum Soda Can Brooch

Recycled Aluminum Soda Can Brooch

Another inspiring finalist in our Spring Greening Contest is Kumvana Gomani, who created this beautiful little bird brooch from recycled aluminum. To make it she took an aluminum can, flattened it, cut

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