Sustainability: Design

Product design, “Holzweg”, by Arndt Menke-Zumbrägel, photo: Andreas Velten, copyright: BerliNordik

Green Design: Designing with the “Ecological Brake” in your Head

Green, i.e. sustainable, energy-efficient and non-polluting design stands an increasing chance of reaching large proportions of the population. Even if today, it is mostly high-earners that follow the LOHAS (“lifestyle of health and sustainability”), perception and appreciation of ecological design will improve in years to come.  More ...
Vilde Svaner collection; Copyright: Vilde Svaner

No More Woolly Sock Image: Eco-fashion And Design Are No Longer A Contradiction

Organic cotton instead of contaminants: so-called eco-fashion is becoming increasingly popular and increasingly fashionable. New labels in particular combine cool design with the philosophy of sustainability.More ...
Detail, Copyright: Franziska Wodicka

Intelligent Resource Use and Recycling Design: Used and Unused Objects Make a Striking Comeback

“Recycling Design” and “Sustainable Design” are the Buzz in the Design Industry these Days.More ...
Organic Cotton from Burkina Faso, © Hess Naturtextilien GmbH

Green On the Outside – Certificates for “Green Textiles”

Tested and found to be environmentally sound: the demand for certificates for “green textiles” is growing, but legislators have yet to take action.More ...
Cop: Sawadee Design

Sawadee - A Piece of Berlin in Every Item

Christian Friedrich and Jörn Neubauer's workshop may have a Thai name, but their furniture is uniquely German – for it's made out of something very special: Berlin city trees.More ...