UK industrial designer Sarah Turner specializes in creating lighting from used plastic bottles. After they are cleaned and sandblasted, each bottle is hand-cut and sculpted into decorative, intricate forms such as Cola 10, pictured. Less than six percent of plastic waste drinks bottle are recycled in the UK, so Turner aims to save a few bottles from the landfill sites.
DesignByThem’s Butter stool is created from 100 percent post-consumer recycled content, derived almost entirely from recycled milk containers. It is made from a single piece of material which when folded together can be hand assembled. The stool is stack able, comes in a large variety of colors and issuitable for indoor and outdoor use.
ASID Industry Partner Herman Miller company called on Yves Béhar to design a highly affordable chair that would incorporate everything the company is known for—beautiful design, first-class ergonomics, elegant engineering and respect for the environment. Béhar, who calls San Francisco home, began by looking at designs that deliver the most with the least, resulting in Sayl, a tribute to his city’s best-known landmark: the Golden Gate Bridge.
CFLs meet high-design with Plumen by Hulger, “the world’s first designer energy saving light bulb.” Rather than hide the unappealing traditional CFL behind boring utility, Plumen 001 is a bulb you’ll want on show. Using 80 percent less energy and lasting eight times longer than incandescent bulbs, Plumen works just like any low energy bulb, but it has a lot more presence.