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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
PRATT: David Kim and Mike Seto, from the design collaborative ClickBoomPow  created a line of colorful “New Role Models” chairs , which are designed to offer public seating with a pop of art. These customized chairs are designed as part of a community-empowering initiative  to activate abandoned or overlooked public urban spaces by providing a purpose to these locales.
PRATT: This Folded Felt Stool is the result of Li-Rong Liao’s  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 , and medical devices. The Stool is folded in one sheet of cardboard with a layer of felt finishing.
PRATT: Frances Ranno ‘s fun and funky “Sneaks” lamp  meshes a symbol of urban culture with energy-efficient lighting . The fixture incorporates a compact fluorescent bulb to create a long-lasting source of energy-efficient light.
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.
RISD: One student’s Perm Chair proved to be quite the hair-raising piece, garnering looks from numerous passing by.
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.
MODEL CITIZENS: Ashley Jean Landon  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.
MODEL CITIZENS:Reclaiming Brooklyn  exhibited a stool made from salvaged wood that pops atop a brightly colored metal frame.
MODEL CITIZENS: Reclaiming Brooklyn  designer Harris Hine showcased an arching floor lamp made from a found tree branch that beautifully merges rustic and modern design elements.
NYU ITP: One of the most aesthetically intriguing pieces in this year’s ITP show was “In the Future, Gardens Will Grow on Motors ,” an eerie landscape of black rocks and light bulbs filled with ferrofluid , a dark magnetic liquid. The system used solar power to charge batteries, which created electromagnetic pulses that made the ferrofluid  take on different shapes.
NYU ITP: Becky Kazansky and Alexander Kozovski’s Re-cyclelight  is powered by kinetic energy salvaged from braking the bike — perfect for alerting drivers that you are slowing down.
There were several wearable green designs at the show , but our favorite was Eight  by Hana Marie Newman . This plastic dress serves as a personal air purification system complete with an oxygen tank.
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 New York Design Week: http://inhabitat.com/new-york-design-week/
 material applications: http://www.inhabitat.com/materials
 New York Design Week 2011: http://www.inhabitat.com/new-york-design-week
 Pratt: http://inhabitat.com/tag/pratt
 NYU: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/the-best-green-designs-from-the-nyu-itp-2011-spring-student-show/
 RISD: http://inhabitat.com/tag/risd
 beyond: http://inhabitat.com/the-best-green-designs-from-model-citizens-2011/
 ClickBoomPow: http://www.clickboompow.com/
 “New Role Models” chairs: http://inhabitat.com/click-boom-pow-delivers-designer-furniture-to-the-people-with-new-role-models-project/
 community-empowering initiative: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/green-map-system-uses-open-source-model-to-foster-sustainable-communities/
 Li-Rong Liao’s: http://www.lirongliao.com/
 fashion: http://www.ecouterre.com
 Frances Ranno: http://francesranno.daportfolio.com/
 “Sneaks” lamp: http://inhabitat.com/cheeky-sneaker-shaped-lamp-by-frances-ranno-lightens-up-ny-design-week/
 energy-efficient lighting: http://inhabitat.com/google-unveils-brilliant-android-controlled-led-light-bulb/
 Ashley Jean Landon: http://ashleyjeanlandon.4ormat.com/
 Reclaiming Brooklyn: http://www.reclaimingbrooklyn.com/
 In the Future, Gardens Will Grow on Motors: http://crudelandscapes.com/
 ferrofluid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrofluid
 Re-cyclelight: http://itp.nyu.edu/~rk1365/myblog/
 Eight: http://hanamarienewman.com/some-pics-and-info
 Hana Marie Newman: http://hanamarienewman.com/
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