The exhibition booth was designed to reconnect people with the core of IVC: the mother rolls of the base materials. They were upcycled & integrated in the heart of the booth. The rolls are used as an architectural element and can be used again in production after the trade show. The design illustrates the vision that IVC wanted to communicate: to think beyond flooring. The floor of the booth also contained a work of art by Glenn Sestig, demonstrating the possibilities of the collection.
Designed and developed by Amsterdam-based studio GG-loop, the residendial project is an expression of the studio’s philosophy of responding to the design brief with the experience and well-being of the end-user in mind. The movement of the sun year-round was studied to create the parametric shape and positioning of the building’s louvers, allowing optimal sunlight to flood the apartment while at the same time maintaining the necessary privacy of the inhabitants. The floor-plan and organic lines were also created with careful consideration to daily use and the typical tasks of the dwellers.
A minimalistic design in solid wood with respect for the materials and our environment. UP is a high-quality circular kitchen using recycled wood from the exclusive and world-renowned flooring manufacturer Dinesen. UP is inspired by the classic craftsman kitchen. It is aesthetic, but at the same time helping to solve existing global issues. The natural qualities and recycling possibilities of materials have been essential to the design.
Carbon Activated Timber Bench is designed for public areas and is made from reclaimed wood planks. It challenges the notions of weight and stability. While the volume of the wood planks appears as seemingly massive blocks, they are only loosely connected and in an unstable state. Tiny threads of carbon fibres tie the massive blocks together to give them their stability. They also reinforce the blocks to even add strength to the wood planks.
UnLimited is a fully waterproof and size adjustable backpack tailored to the needs of an urban slow cyclist. It can both expand to accommodate unexpected items and compress to keep the backpack streamlined to allow for better mobility. Following the design philosophy for 'design of reduction', the backpack is sealed by heat welding and made of mono-material DuPont Hytrel, or similar recyclable thermoplastic elastomers with different levels of hardness. This feature is in stark contrast to the backpacks on the market today, which are multi-material and hard to recycle.
Future is Now Living Lab is where people in Taipei city look for the new idea of sustainable lifestyle and circular economy. The Living Lab interior space is created refurbished and/or recycled material for the visitor to enjoy the possibility of circular design, and constructed with No-landfill wasted concept. The event was conducted from 18th July to 31st October 2019 at Hua Shan Art station in Taipei City to host more than 20 events of lecture and workshops about circular economy.
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