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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Designing with sustainable materials

This spring the Cooper Hewitt museum in New York will host an exhibition called “Design for the Living World” that will showcase innovative designs commissioned by the Nature Conservancy.

Ten designers were each given a local sustainable material to create new products with. Seven of them got the opportunity to travel to the material’s place of origin. The image above is of NYC based designer Steve Burks.

For a sneak peak on what to expect go to I.D. magazine.

“We wanted to bring out a whole gamut of responses to the idea of engagement with materials and communities,” Miller explains. “We didn’t want to insist upon full-on product designs with guaranteed markets of some kind.” Lupton adds

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 1:22 pm  


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