Competition: five copies of Green Design
US edition to be won


Dezeen and North Atlantic Books are giving away five copies of the US edition of Green Design, written by Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

Green Design presents 140 projects that address environmental and social sustainability across architecture, product design, interiors, lighting, homeware, furniture, textiles and transport design.

The 253-page book includes a foreword by British designer Tom Dixon.

This competition is now closed.

Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

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Here are some more details from the publishers:

Product Description
From vast architectural projects to modest one-off pieces of salvaged furniture, “Green Design” shows how the design world is responding to the environmental challenges of the twenty-first century. Emerging trends in green design are covered, such as recycling and ethical sourcing. Also considered is the parallel issue of social sustainability, where the welfare of factory workers is given equal importance to environmental issues, and the idea of Cradle to Cradle enterprises, where a product can be reused over several product histories or unending ‘loops’. By showcasing existing green innovations as well as visionary projects that will be built in the coming years, including the world’s first zero-carbon city, “Green Design” paints a future where technology and ethics merge.

About the Author
Lecturer, entrepreneur, curator and award-winning journalist Marcus Fairs, formerly founding editor of icon magazine, is editor of online design magazine Dezeen ( He has appeared on BBC TV, notably in his documentary about Philippe Starck (2003) and Home (2006). In autumn 2007 Marcus devised and curated the Trash Luxe exhibition of recycled design at Liberty’s London. He lives in London, England.

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd (1 Sep 2008)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1847321275
ISBN-13: 978-1847321275
Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 18.8 x 2.8 cm


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Congratulations to the winners! Ray Croft in the US, Marie Flon in Belgium, Thijs Mulder in the Netherlands, Alain Philippe in Portugal and Gina Gage in the US.

Posted on Tuesday November 17th 2009 at 5:54 pm by Brad Turner. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Dean Militello

    beautiful book. I would like to have a copy.

  • feres

    i hope that i can win one! i m from tunisia !! i hope that u know this country :-)

  • niels

    is this a competition or a random present-give-away-generator?

  • Nathan

    Amazing is going in the right direction!

  • Guido

    It sounds like a nice book. But why has to be there a design direction called green design?

    As liberal and consious minded as most of us are (art and design has always been the way of the free spirited) we should make it a habit to be ‘green’, so we can create something like ‘Dirty’ design or whatever.

  • Santiago

    I would love to win one!!!
    I study architecture and this website has really influenced my work!
    It would be great to win one! I’m gonna cross fingers!

  • jzi

    i hope i will win that book…it is very interesting…

  • Would love to see the latest projects from the US…though are trends still emerging if they’ve been around for almost 40+ years?

  • I need one :)

  • Long John Silver

    me too…

  • me moi

  • Marilyse

    Want it :)

  • Silvia

    I want it!

  • James Pitman

    I think that I shall never see,
    A thing as lovely as a tree,
    But if you’re lucky, like say, me!
    You’ll win this book and say Yipee!

  • YU BAI

    Great book. I would like to have a copy.

  • ivana

    zivela zelena gradnja.yuppi!

  • The book looks liek a valuable resource and extremely interesting read!
    May I please enter the cmopetition for a free copy. thanks