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The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2010

Posted By Mike Chino On May 19, 2010 @ 6:00 pm In green furniture,Green Products,humanitarian design,New York City,new york design week | 1 Comment

In stark contrast to the cavernous halls and thousands of booths at ICFF [5], Model Citizens [3] brought together a carefully curated community of independent designers. We were thrilled by the originality and inventiveness of the designs on display and we uncovered lots of green design gems as we met and mingled with the 50 or so designers in this year’s showcase.

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Michiel Cornelissen [6] showcased a stunning set of fun and functional bowls that are formed from everyday pencils popped into a mold. We love how each shade is artfully arranged, and the best part is that you can easily pull one out to use it when needed.

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These gorgeous hanging lamps by Designsince [7] are made from repurposed spools of measuring tape. They’re available in inches or centimeters, and each measurement displays a different pattern as the spools gradually expand into shades.

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Lauren Vanessa Tickle [8] showcased a stunning necklace composed of carefully cut-out dollar bills. The piece is part of her Value Exploration series, which questions the the principles that drive currency and consumerism.

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For The Guyana Project [9] 10 Pratt students spent 10 days working in a Guyanese factory with local workers to create a series of beautifully sculpted, locally-sourced and produced furnishings. Jason Hu designed this playful “Perch [10]” chair that can be rotated to provide a variety of different seating positions.

+ Model Citizens [3]

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[3] Model Citizens: http://www.modelcitizensnyc.com/

[4] New York Design Week: http://inhabitat.com/new-york-design-week/

[5] ICFF: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/05/17/inhabitat-reports-from-icff-2010/

[6] Michiel Cornelissen: http://www.michielcornelissen.com/designs.html

[7] Designsince: http://www.designsince.com/

[8] Lauren Vanessa Tickle: http://www.laurentickle.com/

[9] The Guyana Project: http://theguyanaproject.wordpress.com/

[10] Perch: http://theguyanaproject.wordpress.com/work/perch/

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