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cellulose net tube

A garbage slick the size of Germany is drifting in the Pacific. Using packaging that is biodegradable not only limits the drain on fossil resources but also allows biodegradable substances to enter the supply chain. The Verpackungszentrum Graz has successfully made a step in this direction by developing tubular nets using compostable Modal cellulose fibres from thinning of home forests. The nets first appeared on supermarket shelves at Rewe Austria in December 2012. 10 tonnes of plastic can be saved by Rewe alone, simply by changing the packaging for organic potatoes, onions and citrus fruit.

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CREST Hub Interior

We were asked to create the branding, interior design, signage and oversee the fit-out of the offices of the new CREST (Centre for Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technology) Offices in Enniskillen. The brief was that the Centre needed to represent the ethos of Crest not just visually, but also in it’s use of energy and materials. While our part of the project, relates to the sustainable design of the interior of “The Hub”, we have also included information about the CREST Project itself to further outline the committment to environmental credentials throughout the project.

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TAPPO with anti-bacterial filter

Tappo is a multifunctional element that works for our well-being, also attentive to the welfare of nature through sustainable production and its features of disassembly, separability, repairability and convertibility. In Tappo creativity and innovative thrust of research find a meeting point - thus inserting new and useful features such as the ability to improve the air perfuming it at the same time. With its multiple functions Tappo is a useful device which enriches the space where people meet or stay together.

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Less

Deep consideration on our actual needs was the starting point for the research that led to the definition of an extremely basic eco-friendly chair. As universal as traditional chairs, Less Chair is an anti-diva we may have to look for, but that is never pushy. In Less Chair the inclined converging lines of the legs create an easel that firmly supports the body of the chair seat made even more comfortable by its rounded shapes that are also functional.

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EcoCurve

EcoCurve is an intelligent, environmentally friendly hand dryer developed to minimise energy consumption and noise pollution. The super-efficient digital brushless motor dries hands within 11 seconds, equating to a cost saving of 99% compared to paper towels. The patented compression and heat recover system generates warmth without additional heating elements. The intelligent inbuilt energy monitoring systems wirelessly reports to a building management server providing crucial real time information to further minimise consumption and manage energy allocation.

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Ekoteka

Ekoteka is made entirely from recycled materials which makes it 100% environmentally friendly. Every part of Ekoteka is fully utilized and in the production is used as many discarded and old material. Textile on the cover was obtained from discarded and too-small shirts and dresses. The paper used for making Ekoteka is recycled. It is also designed completely degradable label from which can grow a spruce tree. Packaging is usable as a stand for a favorite photo. The main goal is to provide and encourage social and sustainable development.

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