Dutch design studio "The New Raw" recently presented the collection "The Elements" - a limited series of beach furniture that is digitally produced from recycled marine plastic waste. Furniture is made using 3D printing.
Berlin-based design student Tobias Trübenbacher has developed a lantern with an integrated wind turbine that produces its own renewable energy and only lights up when needed. The project aims to reduce light pollution and emissions from street lighting and mitigate its impact on humans and animals.
Hai Studio has created a design of unique benches to prevent FOMO during the coronavirus pandemic. The name of the project "Nomo Fomo" is short for "No More Fear of Missing Out".
More and more designers are wondering how to use design for the sake of ecology. A particularly important problem is the replacement of plastic packaging, the decomposition of which is extremely harmful to the environment. Japanese Nendo studio has created an alternative to disposable cosmetics packaging.
As we have already written, 2021 is a year of changes in the logos of big brands, in particular in the automotive market. After the KIA and Peugeot concern, it is time for another legend of the French automotive industry - Renault.
For almost a year now, wearing a mask has been part of everyday life. While this certainly helps fight the epidemic, it also has a dark side: the amount of waste that is produced each day by wearing disposable masks. Italian designer Tobia Zambotti is trying to draw attention to this problem.
Many of the alcohol packages are rejected with kitschy graphics or stylized labels. This bottle of vodka is proof that alcohol can be sold in a package that is not only useful but also very elegant.
"Hacking" furniture collections from popular stores such as IKEA is now normal, it is enough to mention the sensation of companies that add fronts to kitchen cabinets from IKEA. However, this case is unique, because the studio that co-authored the collection created with the Swedish giant decided to "hack".
More and more designers are reaching for materials that seemingly should end up in the trash: it turns out that all leftovers and waste are an excellent raw material that can still be used productively. The Icelandic designer Valdís Steinarsdóttir, who proposes packaging made of bones, also adopted a similar assumption.
The new Burger King logo is not the end of New Year's rebrandings. The automotive brand KIA also decided to use the new logo.
Plastic water bottles are a serious environmental problem. More and more concerns are working on replacing plastic with other raw materials or with more sustainable sources of its origin. The French brand Evian has joined this group.
It cannot be denied that woven furniture, accessories and even carpets have recently mastered interior design trends. One of the most frequently displayed chairs in 2020 was certainly the Cesca B32 chair designed by Marcel Breuer. If you still don't have enough braided lines, be sure to check out what's new in the IKEA offer.