All posts tagged: green design

GOBIE filtered water bottle

GOBIE H2O is a socially responsible, product-based brand, focused on developing innovative alternatives to the inconsiderate consumption and disposal of single-use water bottles. Designed by Rusty Allen, the product that provides an economical, ecological, and healthy alternative to disposable water bottle consumption, while promoting the efforts of organizations who share an aim to make the world a better place. via GOBIE H2O

Eastlake 17″ Laptop Bag

Constructed from upcycled bicycle tubes, the Eastlake 17″ laptop bag, by Alchemy Goods, is a durable and water resistant portfolio piece. The handles are crafted from reclaimed seat belts creating a distinctive quality to the product’s second life. Each piece is assembled by hand in the company’s Seattle workshop, crafted and examined as to provide the customer with an article that is truly unique.

Upcycled Tiered Plates

Wilhelm Teller is an upcycled collection of old dishes that are transformed into etagères. Designed by Christian Altherr, Irene Düring and Ana Rangel, the plates are an ensemble of pieces gathered from second hand shops and flea markets. In order to create a unique mix of two or three level combinations, the team had to locate the right diamond-tipped drills to make a hole in the hard yet brittle porcelain. The specially designed threaded brass rods connect the pieces, providing a stable and easy to grip connection. The simple connection allows an easy and quick assembling and dismantling. Within the one-off pieces are an interpretation that lies a rediscovery of a practical principle. The idea was inspired three years ago Christian Altherr’s girlfriend who fell in love with an antique porcelain étagère in London. Altherr was not able to afford it, nor could he find a comparable substitute. Instead he set about fashioning his own version, which would become a prototype of the current series. The greatest pleasure comes from those customers who bring inherited tableware that …

IN VITRO by Tat Chao

Montreal-based designer Tat Chao has created IN VITRO, an upcycled collection that takes the beauty of glassware and crystal and transforms them into new pieces. The handmade items were carefully chosen from second-hand shops and then were assembled with a  simple bounding adhesive. The ensemble demonstrates the ‘Slow Design’ trend, exhibiting the rebirth from the damaged. BIPOLAR pendant light was created from a pair of champagne flutes without their base. An anodized aluminum ring wraps a strip of LED in the middle. The diverse shapes range in size and colour from 6″ to 16″ long. The Loligo chandeliers are made of wine glasses without their tops. The crystal and glass pieces are connected together at their circular rims. A LED light illuminates from the center of the piece producing a layers of brilliance and radiance. The following candle holders are made from the broken pieces from the BIPOLAR collection. No piece goes to waste in the creation of the overall composition. The glass bottoms, from the pendants are made into spinning tops and playful toy yo-yos.