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Posts tagged 'plastic'

Peggy Gou and Space Available design plastic waste chair

The chair forms part of the Radical Plastics project, which recycles and redesigns waste saved from oceans and landfills Berlin-based DJ Peggy Gou and creative

Design

PVC perils: why bouncy castles are a design nightmare

Popular with pandemic parenting, the inflatable play-houses are more than just lurid eyesores – their use is bound up with plastic waste and social inequality

Crimes Against Design

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

A brief history of the Bubble Chair

The Bubble Chair by Eero Aarnio. Image courtesy of Eero Aarnio Originals Eero Aarnio’s iconic Bubble Chair is a clear, ball-shaped seat that hangs from

Features

Philippe Starck’s Ghost Chair: A modern classic based on a French monarch’s seat

 The Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell. Image courtesy of Kartell. Philippe Starck based the design for the translucent Ghost chair on a

Features

Craft, sustainability and emerging designers at Paris’ Maison & Objet

At the Paris design fair, several emerging design brands are pushing their focus towards a form of sustainable creation, whether through upcycling, recycling or encouraging

News

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

How Blue Planet II helped to change the world

Image by Paulo Oliveira/Alamy David Attenborough and the BBC hadn’t planned to cover plastic pollution but the reality was too shocking to ignore, finds Richard

Icon of the Month

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

Plastic waste: the new wave of designers tackling pollution

Pollution from single-use plastics has finally become a hot topic. A new wave of designers and researchers are tackling the problem by rethinking the way

Features

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

High-rise greenhouses open in Paris suburbs

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

Ettore Sottsass apartment interior recreated in Milan

Learning centre opens at King’s Cross nature reserve

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


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

High-rise greenhouses open in Paris suburbs

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

Ettore Sottsass apartment interior recreated in Milan

Learning centre opens at King’s Cross nature reserve

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


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