Sustainable design: Growing Furniture

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Nowadays, sustainable design is a hot topic, so growing furniture in-sync with nature might seem something quite revolutionary. Still, the natural world has always provided us with everything we need. Not only when it comes to natural and indispensable resources but also in terms of materials and utensils, already from prehistoric times. Last summer, I visited the museum dedicated to Ötzi, …

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Parachute Recycling By Layer Design x RAEBURN

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We started a while ago our series "The Stuff That Matters" and are fully committed in 2020 to shed a light on new materials (like today's parachute recycling project), sustainable production processes, mindful, and ethical design. Layer Design under the direction of Sebastian Humbert has teamed up with fashion brand RÆBURN for a new project using parachute recycling to give new …

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Sustainable packaging melting away by Mi Zhou

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What is luxury to you? And what does this have to do with sustainable packaging? This is the question I am asking now an audience in almost all of my trend talks. I hardly never receive as an answer that luxury is a certain object that can be purchased, but our values and perception have shifted that much that luxury now …

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A review: Trend Talk & Food Design Event

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Since the Trend Talk & Food Design Event was a local event in Barcelona and many people asked if we would ever bring that program to another market, here goes a first review on this special edition we designed for the Barcelona Design Week 2019. The idea behind was to create a program where trend information could be directly translated into a …

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5 Examples Of Sustainable Material Trends, part I

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Today we'd like to introduce a selection of sustainable and resource efficient ideas within a selection of disruptive materials that will be included in our first part of 5 Examples of Sustainable Material Trends. You might have seen that I had been lecturing a few days ago at the Interzum show in Cologne (Germany) where a comprehensive material exhibition curated …

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5 Top Installations Milan Design Week 2019

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This is post is already a classic here on Eclectic Trends because you do not travel to the Milan Design Week to see the latest in furniture and design trends but get all excited about the 5 Top Installations the city has to offer, often placed in courtyards and palazzos open on that occasion only. This year I will highlight 5 …

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