Eco design at London Design Festival

Written by on September 28, 2012 in Architecture & design, Living - Comments Off on Eco design at London Design Festival

Visiting different events of this years London Design Festival made us realise that designers, now more than ever, want to explore eco ways to create their designs. Here are some of the goodness designs of this years London Design Festival.

1. The designer low energy light bulb at decode event. September 18.

The first designer energy saving light bulb has been presented at the decode event and we had an invite to come and admire it. The Plumen 001 uses 80% less energy than the traditional incandescent light bulb. The name Plumen comes from the ‘plume,’ the decorative feathers of a bird and ‘lumen,’ the unit of light.

Designed by Hulger and designer Samuel Wilkinson, the Plumen 001 is recognised by renowned design collections around the world including the Victoria & Albert Museum in Lon- don, the Finnish Design Museum and the Coop- er Hewitt collection.

decode explained it very simple: “Make the bulb attractive and people will spend a bit more and enjoy a better quality of light and a design they appreciate every day. Glass tubes can be bent in many different shapes so why are there thousands of manufacturers but only three designs?”

The Plumen 001 has been awarded the Brit Insurance Design of the Year in 2011 and the Black Pencil at the D&AD 2011.

2. Young upcycle designers at Designers Block 20-23 September 10am-7pm

DEGROSS design & innovation created Utrem Lux, a series of lamp’s made from reused glass bottles that had been sicarded behind their studio and wood offcuts. The designs are made individually and by hand which makes them unique upcycled designs.

3. Design Junction 19-23 September

Design Junction is in its second year, although you wouldn’t think so, it’s brilliantly organised as if they’ve been running for years.

Tabitha creates beautiful lampshades named ‘Danboru’ created using corrugated cardboard and made out of 85% recycled material. Handmade, these products really create a lovely statement piece in your home.

4. TENT & Superbrands London 20-23 September

This Green Lamp by Zuzanna Malinowska and Marcin Wronski is an energetic mixture of nature and usefulness. It also changes every day as the plant grows around the light.


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