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Posts tagged 'circular economy'

Ending the destruction of our planet is a design challenge

We need to leave behind toxic materials, systems and products whose damage we can’t justify any longer Words by Cyrill Gutsch In December 2020, as

Opinion

Circular economy: The movement changing ownership to access to help minimise waste

Circular economies imagine a future where users become the custodians of our objects, not the owners of them By putting forward a new model based

Movements

Final call for entries to Ventura Future at Milan Design Week

Les Yeux at Ventura Future 2019. Photos by Max S. Volonté The exhibition dedicated to emerging designers and innovative work is back for 2020 and

News

Why the Cork House is so revolutionary – and how it came to be

The Stirling-shortlisted Cork House is carefully crafted, materially rich, and almost entirely compostable. Jay Merrick looks at what it means for circular building materials ork

Features

Kicking the waste addiction and designing for a circular economy

How can the design industry make an impact on the global problem of waste? Icon’s panel of experts takes on the challenges and proposes some

News

Plastic, disposable and ugly: Why toothbrushes are a crime against design

What would the Bauhaus have made of a world that dresses up simple tools as high-performance sportswear? asks Max Fraser Long before the toothbrush became

Crimes Against Design

In seaweed and stomach lining Julia Lohmann finds the materials of the future

 At the V&A Department of Seaweed, Oki Naganode’s seaweed installation is on display Lamps created from stomach lining, jewellery cast from frozen baby mice, experimental objects

Features

We need to take drastic measures now to reduce our reliance on waste

Designers can no longer ignore the relentless flow of materials to landfill. We need to rethink the entire system, writes Sophie Thomas An advert for

Comment

Icon 195: Waste, Design and the Circular Economy

The problem with waste is becoming ever more urgent: September’s issue is dedicated to the ways the design world is taking action now The increased

Comment

Royal College of Art graduates offer creative takes on modern challenges

Detail from Carlo Scanferlato’s works Among the range of innovative and beautiful designs at the Royal College of Art’s graduate shows in design, these projects stood

News

Editor's choice

Design London makes LDF debut this September

Rock-like Chapel of Sound designed in Chinese valley

Printmaking Workshop designed for TU Dublin

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’

ICON 206: Winter 2021

Set designer Lydia Chan creates maximalist London installation

Mecanoo transforms Mies van der Rohe’s MLK Library

London basketball court co-designed with local residents

Mario Cucinella designs Tuscan cultural centre with ‘suspended plaza’


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Rock-like Chapel of Sound designed in Chinese valley

Printmaking Workshop designed for TU Dublin

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’

ICON 206: Winter 2021

Set designer Lydia Chan creates maximalist London installation

Mecanoo transforms Mies van der Rohe’s MLK Library

London basketball court co-designed with local residents

Mario Cucinella designs Tuscan cultural centre with ‘suspended plaza’


Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality