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Omdanne

SOLVE design studio presents its capsule collection Omdanne which includes three pieces of clothing that can transform into over 10 styles each, from jumpsuits and dresses, to trousers and jackets. Moreover, all three pieces are 100% biodegradable if buried in the soil. Looking to discourage excessive consumption, the collection makes use of natural, renewable resources, product life-cycle tractability and powerful magnets to create a sustainable design of multi-functional and biodegradable clothing.

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Blue Seed

The unique point of this bag is the exactly same bag does not exist. The blue plastic sheet has been used to protect or temporary repair the roofs of the damaged houses, and put on the ground to temporary store the furniture, which made scratches, a whole, since it’s been damaged. Due to the said reason, each bag has each expressions, or it can be said, each bag has its own character. Regarding the design itself, simple and standard tote bag design has been applied, so that it could be used, regardless of the gender, by many people for a long time.

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Natural Composite Pillar

The prototype is one of the largest 3D printed biological artifacts today, created using a novel sustainable manufacturing technology deploying exclusively natural materials: Cellulose, which is the most abundant biomaterial on earth, associated with plant matter, and Chitin, a biomolecule extracted from the exoskeleton of insects and arthropods. The physical and mechanical material properties are in the range of high-density synthetic foams and low-density timbers. The artifact is based on renewable sources, widely available in nearly every ecosystem and naturally biodegradable.

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Nightingale

This packaging has been designed both to reflect the nightingale bird, known for it’s powerful song, and to reflect it’s nest - a naturally eco-friendly wooden home. Today, there's huge problems with wasteful, costly and unnecessary packaging. Nightingale combats this loud and clear. Made exclusively with natural products to reduce the waste and directly inspired from their actual habitat, the idea was not only to be ecologically less impact but to actually give back to nature. Instead of throwing away the packaging after unboxing, hang it up on a tree and watch little birds take shelter.

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Ivc Beyond Flooring

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.

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Freebooter

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.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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