It is so nice to know that designers nowadays designs items with care for the environment in mind. The U-Crossover Design of Jamy Yang & Audi that works double purposed, thus less carbon emission in manufacturing an item for each purpose, is just a few of the examples.
From Jamy Yang:
As a leading brand in art and design, Audi has been cooperating with outstanding multi-discipline designers and artist in the world. Inspired by its car design language, this year top product designer Jamy Yang has designed the first 2-in-1 Dual Color Sunglasses for car-driving and casual occasions.
Recently, this unique and innovative idea becomes winner of the 2010 G-Mark Award in Japan.
One revolutionary feature of the Dual Color Sunglasses is the 180-degree rotatable frame. The Y-shaped support is easy to flip up-side down so as to be worn in two degree. The reflective brown lens provides clear eyesight for car driving, and the silver lens for outdoor activity via absorbing visible light. It functions as two pairs, efficiently reducing the waste in production and consumption.
G-Mark, known as the Good Design Award, is organized by Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization with more than 50 years of history. It is recognized as four of the world’s most renowned industrial design award together with Red Dot, iF and IDEA.
The Good Design Awards is a system that aims to channel the eminent powers of distinctive designs to build prosperous lives and encourage sound industrial development. Indeed, it is a campaign to brighten and enrich society through design. Products selected and given the G-Mark awards represent high quality and excellent design.
About Jamy Yang
Top product designer, winner of more than twenty international design awards including Red Dot Design Award and G-mark, and judge of many design prizes including iF China Awards.
Graduated in Zhejiang University and China Academy of Art, he was funded with full scholarship to achieve master degree in Muthesius Academy, Germany, and was a former headquarter product designer in Siemens.
In 2005, he became founder of Yang Design, the high-end clients of which includes Greenpeace, Audi, Bosch, Absolut Vodka, Swatch, Emtec and ABB. In 2007, he founded designer brand y-town, launching a collection of experimental design.
The sunset table is an eco-friendly coffee table that works double as a vintage yet elegant decorative piece. This stylish table is made of upcycled materials, thus gives its users the feeling of being of help in minimizing landfill and eventually save the environment.
Other than using upcycled materials, makers of the sunset table made a difference as they reduce carbon emission by completing the table by hand. This vintage look of the table made it a perfect home décor for every modern home while serving as a functional coffee table. Despite being a handmade piece of furniture and made of recycled materials, Sunset Table is durable and functional.
Source: Sunset Table
The Kinderlite is a disposable campfire created by Philip John Luscombe from the Northumbria University’s School of Design. Created for exhibition at the Museum of Modern Britain’s (MOMB) “2050 retrospective exhibition on the years 2008-2038”, the product is invented for those who know nothing about survival techniques for them to appreciate the qualities of a campfire. I myself did not know the purpose and qualities of having a campfire. This is maybe because I am not into mountain climbing and camping. However seeing this cute and maybe easy to operate campfire, I may now know the essence of having it, and will eventually learn to appreciate it.
Official Text :
The Campfire Frame and Starter Box were part of a product range developed by Kinderlite to satisfy a market desperate to experience the raw thrill of outdoor living. Living lives saturated by technology and longing for something more ‘real’, the young market of 2018 was eager to uptake outdoor pursuits, go on wilderness holidays and reconnect with primordial practices. Kinderlite products have ever since been helping people overcome a lack of confidence and knowledge to answer the ‘call of the wild’.
From : Philip John Luscombe
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