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Well Tech Awards Showcase Green Innovation at Milan Design Week

Posted By Jorge Diego Etienne On April 16, 2010 @ 1:23 am In Design for Health,Green Products,humanitarian design,Milan Furniture Fair | 1 Comment

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Well-Tech’s mission is to support the creation of innovative projects through planning, research, and promotion. The wide range of designs include electric cars [6], new materials, renewable energy generators, clothing and designs for the disabled among others. The 5 day exhibition takes place in the interior of the Palazzo Isimbardi, a historic building in the heart of Milan that serves as a perfect setting for the modern design projects.

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One of the highlights of this year’s exhibition is Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV [7], a zero-emissions vehicle with strong acceleration. Its compact magnet synchronous motor generates high torque at low speeds with an incredibly quiet and smooth sound. Compared to regular cars, the i-MiEV produces almost no noise or vibration.

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Project Masiluleke [8] is a HIV home test designed by Frog Design [9] that utilizes cell phone technology to help fight AIDS in Africa.

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Julene Aguirre’s Sun Station [10] is an energy-generating piece of public furniture that provides electricity for charging electronics.

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Designed by Gianluca Soldi [11], the Ovetto [12] recycling bin is made from recycled materials and promotes the separation of household waste with its ingenious design.

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The 2028 One is an electric vehicle conceived by Mexican designer Sergio Luna. The compact single-seater features a control system similar to that of the Segway.

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This All Mountain Wheel Chair [13] was designed by Francisco Lupin, who sought to combine the qualities of a common wheelchair with a sturdier sport chair for all-terrain transportation.

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The Mobility for Each One is a low-cost prosthetic leg designed by Sebastien Dubois for landmine survivors. Its design makes walking easier by propelling toe and foot momentum forces back into the leg.

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Taiyou is a solar-powered gondola designed by Fredric Hyltén-Cavallius [14]. Designed to provide an emission-free mode of mountain transportation, the design can be installed in remote areas where no electric power is available.

+ Well Tech Awards [15]

+ Milan Design Week [16]


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[3] Well Tech: http://www.well-tech.it/

[4] products: http://inhabitat.com/products-2/

[5] technologies: http://inhabitat.com/green-gadgets/

[6] electric cars: http://inhabitat.com/tag/electric-car/

[7] i-MiEV: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/06/transportation-tuesday-toyota-i-miev-sport/

[8] Project Masiluleke: http://www.poptech.org/project_m/

[9] Frog Design: http://www.frogdesign.com/

[10] Sun Station: http://www.julene.de/english/sunstation.html

[11] Gianluca Soldi: http://www.gianlucasoldi.com/

[12] Ovetto: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/08/ovetto-bin-by-gianluca-soldi/

[13] All Mountain Wheel Chair: http://www.behance.net/Gallery/All-mountain-wheel-chair/365708

[14] Fredric Hyltén-Cavallius: http://www.cavalliusdesign.se/

[15] + Well Tech Awards: http://www.well-tech.it

[16] + Milan Design Week: http://inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair/

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