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111 Coke bottles make 1 chair

Ok, a fiew posts back I showed you the problem with bottled water and what the bottles do with the environment. Now Coca Cola comes with a solution to turn bottles into a chair. The 111 Navy Chair is based on the original aluminum 1006 Navy Chair, designed by Emeco for the U.S. Navy in 1944. The current version is a collaboration between Emeco and Coca Cola, and is made from 111 recycled plastic Coke bottles. It is expected to keep three million plastic Coke bottles out of landfills each year.
I like the design of the chair and I like the concept!
But there’s a catch. The chair is available at dwr.com and it’s going for $ 230,- (and € 232,- at directdesign.nl). Witch, I think, is a lot of money and makes the project sound more like a temporary fashinoable item used as a greenwashing PR stunt from Coca Cola, than realy finding a solution for the bottle waste problem.

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Check these sites for more info:
emecowithcoke.com
111navychair.com
emeco.net

Cardboard sky

The architecure studen Daniel Morrison created this cardboard sky. I like how he calls the carboard ‘humble material’.
The design makes use of small star shaped pieces of cardboard that are slotted together and folded to provide structure. These individual pieces can be assembled into any size collection. the resulting patchwork creates a graphical pattern that comes about randomly from the pr-existing patterns on the boxes. By digitizing each pattern, the assemblages can even be strategically assembled to create images or messages.

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Check Daniel Morisson’s website
Also read the other cardboard story’s on Inspirationspam
Source: Designboom

A film made by (over) 20 filmmakers

COALITION OF THE WILLING is a web-based film made by a network of over 20 collaborating artists and filmmakers from around the world. Started in February the film is being released in 6 staggered  waves 2 weeks apart, with 4-5 sections up-loaded in each wave. The releases can be followed on Twitter and Facebook and. The result can be watched on this website. Coalition of the Willing is an, as the creators cal it, ‘animated film about an online war against global warming in a post-Copenhagen world.’
Good initiative with an interesting visual outcome.

Source: Coalition of the willing

Cradle 2 Cradle, what is that?

It’s been a while that I’ve been publishing anything, but here’s a new post (FINALY!!!!!). Oh well, a lot has been going on lately and I just didn’t get around to it. Changed jobs in the past months. Twice. And now I work @ Reggs. (check out the site www.reggs.com)
So lets start off with a project I’ve been working on last month. It’s a film that explains what Cradle to Cradle is about. Enjoy the show

Cardboard Wine box/table

Linkdesign Amsterdam designed this cardboard wine box/table for Dutch online shop design4wine.nl. The shop is also an initiative of Linkdesign together with a wine buyer. Again, a different way of ROI (return on investment) for a design agency.
Nice sustainable interior design object. (and you know how I feel about cardboard by now ;-). It’s also available with custom top. Check for details design4wine.nl. (in Dutch only)

Design4wine-winebox

Also read these and these story’s about cardboard on this blog.

Oogst (harvest)

There are a lot of innovative designers and architects, like William McDonough one of the founding fathers of Cradle to Cradle, that are working on solutions to make housing and urban area’s self-supporting, self-sufficient an more sustainable.
Now Dutch (multi) design agency Tjep. initiated an investigation into new developments in the agricultural sector. What they came across were radical ideas with regards to self-sufficiency, capable of getting us quite a bit closer to the concept of a sustainable society.

It’s an intriguing way of looking at the possibility’s of bringing urban and agricultural world together.

They developed 3 Oogst concepts (Oogst stands for ‘harvest’ in Dutch): Oogst 1, Oogst 100 Community and Oogst 1000 Wonderland.

Oogst 1 Solo is a house for one person that provides its resident with food, energy, heat and oxygen. In principle, one could live in Oogst 1 Solo without ever having to leave the house.

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Oogst Community 100 is a self-sufficient farm for 100 people. The residents are all farmers. In the central greenhouse, all necessary crops are grown, the surrounding fields are for livestock.

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Oogst 1000 Wonderland is a self-sufficient farm, restaurant, hotel and amusement park for 1,000 people per day. All food for the restaurant comes from the central structure and directly adjacent fields. Oogst 1000 combines extreme fun with extreme usefulness. One can see this amusement park as a huge people processor. Hotel guests are also the farmers, when you work, you can stay for free.

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Check the Oogst website foor more information, images and video’s


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