Sustainable Design News
Karim Rashid Designs Carri Tote for Hip
Karim Rashid has designed a reusable bag for Hip that tucks into the handle for easy-breezy storage. As a bonus, the bag fabric is made with 100% recycled material from single-use plastic water bottles!
Seymourpowell Unveils Quarter Car Concept
Seymourpowell has unveiled Quarter Car, an autonomous concept car presenting how the future of ride-sharing will look in urban environments, reinventing the passenger experience through partitions which allow for communal and private journeys within one vehicle.
UCSB San Joaquin Student Housing by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects
Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects recently completed the UCSB San Joaquin Student Housing project in Santa Barbara, California.
MUJI Launches New Reusable Jute Tote Bag
Following New York City's plastic bag ban, MUJI is launching environmentally-friendly jute tote bags.
Pensole and Allbirds Launch Master Class Focused on Sustainable Design
Pensole has partnered with Allbirds to launch a new design master class on product creation informed by utilizing existing resources. This hands-on master class, which will take place from March 23 to April 10 in Portland, will comprise design programs in footwear, color and materials, and apparel and accessories.
Vattenfall Unveils World's First Fossil Free Crib
Vattenfall recently unveiled the world's first fossil-free crib to highlight the need to bring down the cost of fossil-free products for future generations.
Lewis Moberly Designs Identity and Eco-packaging for Skin Sapiens
Lewis Moberly has designed the brand identity and eco-packaging for new skincare brand SKIN SAPIENS. The new range is designed to clean, care and protect skin of all ages and skin types, even sensitive.
Sally Henderson Lecture on Green Design: Nature Inside, The Magic of Biophilic Interior Design
The Sally Henderson Lecture on Green Design is an annual event created to honor the memory of NYSID faculty member, Sally Henderson, who developed the College's first course in green design.
2020 AZ Awards for Design Excellence
Azure is calling for submissions for the 2020 AZ Awards. Now entering its 10th year, the AZ Awards celebrates the best in architecture and design from around the world.
Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2020
The 2020 Red Dot Award: Design Concept is now open for submissions. Designers, design teams, companies, design studios and universities from all over the world are invited to submit prototypes, marketable products, new ideas and design concepts for evaluation and to put their designs to the test.
The Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn by Clayton & Little
Clayton & Little recently designed the Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn which is part of Saxum Vineyard in Paso Robles, California.
AIA CA Launches 2020 Architecture at Zero Competition
The American Institute of Architects California (AIA CA) has launched the ninth annual Architecture at Zero competition. This competition strives to generate new, innovative ideas for zero net energy (ZNE) construction to help achieve California's goal for all new residential construction to be ZNE by 2020 and all new commercial construction to be ZNE by 2030.
Carnegie's Biobased Xorel Achieves Living Product Challenge Certification
Carnegie's Biobased Xorel, a groundbreaking high-performance textile sourced from sugar cane, achieved Living Product Challenge Certification.
iF Design Talent Award 2020
Submissions are now open for the first phase of 2020 iF Design Talent Award. Design students from around the world are invited to submit ideas and concepts that address the most pressing challenges facing our society.
2020 Ray of Hope Prize
The Biomimicry Institute is looking for startups that have created products, services or technologies to be considered for the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize, a $100,000 prize competition that provides participants funding and tools to accelerate their path to commercial success.
Moxon Architects Wins Design Competition for Sustainable Timber Bridge for Balingen
Moxon Architects has won an invited competition for a pedestrian and cycle bridge for the town of Balingen in southern Germany.
World Habitat Awards 2020
World Habitat, in collaboration with UN-Habitat, has announced the 2020 World Habitat Awards. The Awards recognizes and highlights innovative, outstanding and sometimes revolutionary housing ideas, projects and programs from across the world.
CAKE Unveils Electric On-and-Off Road Capable Utility Motorcycle Ösa
CAKE has unveiled Ösa, a clean and efficient utility vehicle with integrated power station and off-road capabilities.
Mario Cucinella Architects and WASP Launch 'TECLA' 3D Printed House
Mario Cucinella Architects and WASP have launched TECLA - a prototype for a 3D printed habitat, near Bologna, Italy.
Fritz Hansen Launches N02 Recycle, Designed by nendo
nendo recently designed a new, all-purpose chair made from upcycled plastic for Fritz Hansen. The N02 Recycle is Fritz Hansen's first chair produced in colored, recycled polypropylene.
Nice Brazil Headquarters by Mario Cucinella Architects
Mario Cucinella Architects has broken ground on a 16,000 sqm industrial complex in Brazil for Nice, the Italian multinational which is a world leader in the Home Automation, Home Security and Smart Home sector.
Made Thought Pop-up in London's Seven Dials
Made Thought recently launched a pop-up in London's Seven Dials which acts as a creative playground and experimental space to explore how brands are engaging with new audiences through experimental retail concepts and immersive installations.
C2CPII Design & Innovation Forum Stockholm
Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute's 2019 Design & Innovation Forum will be held on November 4-5 in Stockholm. The event will focus on opportunities, solutions and ideas for transforming products for a circular economy with innovators, designers and companies.
Design Council Announced This Year's Spark Finalists
The Design Council has announced the finalists of the 2019 Spark program - a leading UK product support program and fund.
The One Club Launches 'One Show Sustainable Development Pencil' at UN
The One Club for Creativity has partnered with the United Nations Office for Partnerships and PVBLIC Foundation to launch 'The One Show Sustainable Development Pencil.' The new SD Pencil will reward agencies and brands who utilize their talents and resources to create work which betters the world and contributes to securing a sustainable future.
Feel the Peel: Circular Juice Bar by Carlo Ratti Associati
Carlo Ratti Associati, in partnership with Eni, has developed an experimental Circular Juice Bar that uses oranges to make bioplastic, turns it into filament, and 3D prints disposable cups to drink the freshly-squeezed juice.
London Design Fair Presents 'Biomaterials' as 2019 Material of the Year
For the 2019 edition, the London Design Fair has selected biomaterials as 'Material of the Year.' Now in its third year, Material of the Year offers a fitting opportunity to highlight and scrutinize a key material, one whose properties are the subject of analysis and debate across the design world and beyond.
Recycling Identification Device by Cohda
Cohda recently developed R.I.D (Recycling Identifying Device), a simple to use handheld device that uses NIR spectroscopy to identify appropriate recyclable and non-recyclable materials.
DesignMarch, Iceland's annual design festival organized by Iceland Design Center, will take place for the twelfth time in June 2020, transforming the most northerly capital in the world into one big venue for design.
Brodie Neill to Debut Latitude at 2019 London Design Festival
Brodie Neill will debut his new piece, Latitude, at the 2019 London Design Festival. Neill has been invited by design research gallery Matter of Stuff to re-imagine the past into the present with recycled furniture.