Ellen MacArthur’s Circular Design Programme seeks 20 million designers to transform global economy

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation aims to make circular design “the new normal’ by persuading 20 million designers to help transform the global economy from a linear to a circular model. The non-profit organisation is launching an initiative called the Circular Design Programme, with the intention or persuading millions of designers to stop creating products that […]

Adopting circular design is “good for business” says Adidas eco-innovation leader

Embracing the circular economy and closed-loop design is the only way for brands to achieve business success while safeguarding the planet, according to a senior member of the innovation team at Adidas. The circular economy “is the solution,” said Dharan Kirupanantham, who is an eco-innovation programme leader at the sportswear brand. “We don’t see it […]

Architects and designers “absolutely vital” in shift to circular economy says Ellen MacArthur

Circular economy champion Ellen MacArthur has called on designers to help transform the global economy along sustainable lines. The British former round-the-world sailor and founder of circular-economy charity Ellen MacArthur Foundation said she wanted architects and designers to join her fight to eradicate industrial waste and pollution. “The design fraternity is absolutely a target for […]

LooWatt’s waterless toilet system turns waste into electricity and fertiliser

LooWatt is a toilet that can be flushed without the need for any water, safely disposing of human waste to be turned into electricity and fertiliser. The closed-loop LooWatt system offers a safe and sustainable alternative to off-grid toilets such as chemical flushing loos at outdoor festivals, or pit latrines. LooWatt is currently on display […]

Totomoxtle is a material bringing back rare corn from the brink of extinction

Mexican designer Fernando Laposse has developed Totomoxtle, a marquetry material that uses the colourful husks of heirloom corn species that restore vital biodiversity. Laposse has developed a technique for turning the waste from preparation of the corn as a food stuff into an attractive and versatile veneer, in an example of the circular economy. The […]

10 design projects that prioritised sustainability at Milan design week 2019

This year, sustainable design finally went mainstream at Milan design week. Here is Dezeen’s pick of the 10 best projects and shows that tackled environmental issues. Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival by Paola Antonelli Paola Antonelli has brought together 120 architecture and design projects from the last 30 years for her Milan Triennale exhibition, Broken […]

Note Design Studio champions closed-loop sustainability with Formations installation

Note Design Studio has installed geometric totem poles inside a historic Milanese building to showcase the potential of Tarkett’s IQ Surface, a new material that can be continuously recycled. Located in Circolo Filologico for the duration of Milan design week, Formations is an exhibition of the latest product from vinyl flooring manufacturer Tarkett. IQ Surface is […]

Carlo Ratti grows Gaudi-inspired structures from a kilometre of mushroom mycelium

Italian architect Carlo Ratti has grown a series of arched architectural structures from mushroom mycelium, which will be returned to the soil after serving their purpose at Milan design week in a fully circular fashion. The Circular Garden installation is composed of a series of 60 four-metre-tall arches that end-to-end measure a kilometre – a […]

Arthur Mamou-Mani promotes circular design with bioplastic Conifera installation for COS

French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani has assembled a structure from 700 bioplastic bricks in the courtyard of a 16th-century palazzo, as this year’s Milan design week installation for fashion brand COS. Mamou-Mani – whose previous projects include a temple for Burning Man festival – wanted to show how design can be more circular, by harnessing the potential of […]

Barber & Osgerby create chair for Emeco that can be endlessly recycled

Emeco has teamed with London designers Barber & Osgerby for the first time to produce a stacking chair made from a specially developed recycled plastic. Launching at the Salone del Mobile in Milan next month, the collection comprises a chair and two stools made from recycled PET bottles. Emeco’s On and On chairs are made […]

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