Green design collective [re]design presented a range of sustainable lights from various British designers including Julia Lohmann, Jericho Hands, Rawstudio, bluegreen&co and others at 100% Design in London last month.
Above: The Bakelite telephone lamp, made from an old telephone by Jericho Hands.
The following is from Redesign:
Bright ideas matter.
It is widely accepted that we have no more than 10 years to tackle climate change. We are at a crucial stage of eco-awareness.
We all know about energy-efficient lightbulbs and their role in cutting carbon emissions. With new lighting technologies proliferating and many countries phasing out incandescent bulbs, we’re also at a pivotal point in the history of lighting.
So, with Lighten Up, [re]design looks beyond the bulb. Good design is good for the planet and makes people feel good. Above: Ecopetlite by Ateliero.
How can lighting design light up our lives? The quest for sustainability is driving the evolution of new aesthetics, materials and interactions, as well as technologies. Above: Radiance by Ed Horsford
The approaches you’ll find here include: A focus on efficiency: new uses and looks for energy-efficient lighting technology, renewable energy sources, monitoring energy use and motivating behaviour change. Above: Lamppot by Alanna Cochrane
Awareness of material choices: sustainably produced natural resources, local production, reclaimed or recycled materials. Consideration of the relationship between product and user: adaptability and responsiveness, user as maker, and designs that recall past times. Above: The apprentice lamp by bluegreen&co
Long-term thinking: products that last a lifetime, and design with future lifecycles in mind. Above: Agoon by Re-silicone
Each chapter investigates one of nine essential [re]strategies for sustainable design – offering insight and inspiration for the next generation of lighting. So get switched on. You never know, you may even enjoy your very own ‘lightbulb moment’. Here’s where a little light reading can make a big difference… Above: Crush by Jamsheed Todiwala
Above: Tetra lamp by Masif Designs
Above: Tibia floor lamp by Studiomold
Above: Solid by Studiomama
Above: Pack by Rentaro Nishimura
Above: Non standard lamp by Anna Mcconnell
Above: Eco desk lamp by Luminair
Above: Drunk by Yoon Bahk
- Toren van Uitwierde staircase by Onix
- Bar stool by Aurélien Barbry features… multiple footrests to fit any user
- WashHouse by Studio Makkink & Bey
- Asia's Tallest Mural by Hendrik Beikir…ch
- Stand table by Jakob Timpe slots toget…her without glue or fixings
- Inga Sempé's Beau Fixe seating is cla…mped into shape
- New products by Pottinger & Cole
- Inflatable furniture by Philipp Beishe…im
- Making a Silk Screen by Nina Levett
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