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The Best Green Student Designs at ICFF 2011!

Posted By Diane Pham On May 22, 2011 @ 3:05 pm In carousel showcase,green furniture,green Interiors,Green Lighting,ICFF,new york design week | 5 Comments

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PRATT: David Kim and Mike Seto, from the design collaborative ClickBoomPow [10] created a line of colorful “New Role Models” chairs [11], which are designed to offer public seating with a pop of art. These customized chairs are designed as part of a community-empowering initiative [12] to activate abandoned or overlooked public urban spaces by providing a purpose to these locales.

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PRATT: This Folded Felt Stool is the result of Li-Rong Liao’s [13] thesis experiments with different folding profiles, which sought to find a balance between structure and aesthetics. With mathematical formula, Liao is able to apply the folding concept in a large range of design aspects including furniture, fashion [14], and medical devices. The Stool is folded in one sheet of cardboard with a layer of felt finishing.

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PRATT: Frances Ranno [15]‘s fun and funky “Sneaks” lamp [16] meshes a symbol of urban culture with energy-efficient lighting [17]. The fixture incorporates a compact fluorescent bulb to create a long-lasting source of energy-efficient light.

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RISD: Students of the department of furniture design at RISD unveiled their “Recyclable Composites” exhibit on the show floor at ICFF. The designers were instructed to use Twintex, a recyclable glass and thermoplastic polypropylene fiber filament to create their pieces. These “Shadow Lamps” offer a dynamic new take on LED lighting.

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RISD: One student’s Perm Chair proved to be quite the hair-raising piece, garnering looks from numerous passing by.

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RISD: These explorations push the boundaries of both design and the customary use for this product. Twintex gave students an interesting base material that gave way to mind-bending forms.

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MODEL CITIZENS: Ashley Jean Landon [18] salvages off-cuts from wood shops and transforms them into miniature trees! Her Reforestation “forest” is a response to the tremendous amount of waste in the lumber industry.

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MODEL CITIZENS:Reclaiming Brooklyn [19] exhibited a stool made from salvaged wood that pops atop a brightly colored metal frame.

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MODEL CITIZENS: Reclaiming Brooklyn [19] designer Harris Hine showcased an arching floor lamp made from a found tree branch that beautifully merges rustic and modern design elements.

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NYU ITP: One of the most [7]aesthetically intriguing pieces in this year’s ITP show was “In the Future, Gardens Will Grow on Motors [20],” an eerie landscape of black rocks and light bulbs filled with ferrofluid [21], a dark magnetic liquid. The system used solar power to charge batteries, which created electromagnetic pulses that made the ferrofluid [21] take on different shapes.

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NYU ITP: Becky Kazansky and Alexander Kozovski’s Re-cyclelight [22] is powered by kinetic energy salvaged from braking the bike — perfect for alerting drivers that you are slowing down.

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NYU ITP:
There were several wearable green designs at the show [7], but our favorite was Eight [23] by Hana Marie Newman [24]. This plastic dress serves as a personal air purification system complete with an oxygen tank.

+ New York Design Week [5]


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[5] New York Design Week 2011: http://www.inhabitat.com/new-york-design-week

[6] Pratt: http://inhabitat.com/tag/pratt

[7] NYU: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/the-best-green-designs-from-the-nyu-itp-2011-spring-student-show/

[8] RISD: http://inhabitat.com/tag/risd

[9] beyond: http://inhabitat.com/the-best-green-designs-from-model-citizens-2011/

[10] ClickBoomPow: http://www.clickboompow.com/

[11] “New Role Models” chairs: http://inhabitat.com/click-boom-pow-delivers-designer-furniture-to-the-people-with-new-role-models-project/

[12] community-empowering initiative: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/green-map-system-uses-open-source-model-to-foster-sustainable-communities/

[13] Li-Rong Liao’s: http://www.lirongliao.com/

[14] fashion: http://www.ecouterre.com

[15] Frances Ranno: http://francesranno.daportfolio.com/

[16] “Sneaks” lamp: http://inhabitat.com/cheeky-sneaker-shaped-lamp-by-frances-ranno-lightens-up-ny-design-week/

[17] energy-efficient lighting: http://inhabitat.com/google-unveils-brilliant-android-controlled-led-light-bulb/

[18] Ashley Jean Landon: http://ashleyjeanlandon.4ormat.com/

[19] Reclaiming Brooklyn: http://www.reclaimingbrooklyn.com/

[20] In the Future, Gardens Will Grow on Motors: http://crudelandscapes.com/

[21] ferrofluid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrofluid

[22] Re-cyclelight: http://itp.nyu.edu/~rk1365/myblog/

[23] Eight: http://hanamarienewman.com/some-pics-and-info

[24] Hana Marie Newman: http://hanamarienewman.com/

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