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Posts tagged 'waste'

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

London community workshops turn waste into homeware

Hosted by Blackhorse Workshop and GoodWaste in Chingford, the Plaster Works events invite the public to transform building waste materials Blackhorse Workshop, a community initiative

Design

Parley and M.I.A release ocean waste eyewear collection

The Clean Waves eyewear range is created from marine plastic debris and reclaimed fishing nets – and sale of the products helps ocean cleanup initiatives

Design

The 30 designers turning waste material into new products

New book Wasted by Katie Treggiden showcases the people and projects challenging the ‘take-make-waste’ model of the design industry Words by Francesca Perry Designers working

Design

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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Editor's choice

Design London makes LDF debut this September

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

Levi’s launches recycled and recyclable jeans

Vietnamese tea factory transformed into museum

Hands-free function and hand-crafted form, from VOLA

Superflex co-designs play sculptures with children in Denmark

Foster + Partners designs Datong Art Museum

Women of architecture celebrated in MAXXI exhibition

In Canada, a Passive House community centre focused on social inclusivity

The architecture of Chanel – in pictures


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

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

Levi’s launches recycled and recyclable jeans

Vietnamese tea factory transformed into museum

Hands-free function and hand-crafted form, from VOLA

Superflex co-designs play sculptures with children in Denmark

Foster + Partners designs Datong Art Museum

Women of architecture celebrated in MAXXI exhibition

In Canada, a Passive House community centre focused on social inclusivity

The architecture of Chanel – in pictures


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