Sustainable materials and long product lifespans were the primary focus of emerging designers in this year's Inédito exhibition, held at Museo Tamayo during Design Week Mexico this month. We've picked out five eco-friendly works, including cardboard lamps and a toothbrush to last a lifetime.
Îlot by Frame
Frame used local production and a suite of environmentally friendly materials for its Îlot cooking island. The cast aluminium counter can be recycled, while the shelves and stool top are formed from a terrazzo made of recycled paper pulp. There is also a built-in ceramic composter bin.
Gratitude by Rodrigo Noriega
Terrazzo made with old ceramic fragments forms these voluptuous and irregular vases by Rodrigo Noriega, who intends to reuse any scraps from their production. The "sensual choreography" of sign language informed the shapes, while each piece is detailed with its name written in braille at the base.
O+S by Vik Servin
In a bid to reduce the waste created by throwaway designs, Vik Servin has created an electric toothbrush to last as long as its user. A synthetic ceramic body is accompanied by small replaceable heads, which are biodegradable so that they decompose over time.
Lumo by Mariano Rodriguez and Elías Holtz
Light is filtered through the corrugated cardboard screens of these circular, conical and wavy lamps. Mariano Rodriguez and Elías Holtz collaborated on the collection to show the possibilities of the material, more commonly used for packaging, and commemorate the deadly earthquake that struck Mexico last year.
The Hive Screen by Rebecca Cors
The Hive Screen by Rebecca Cors is built from hexagonal segments made of recycled timber, and certified wood that is intended to help the helps the conservation of forests. The modular system also means that it can be disassembled and slotted together again easily, to make it useful in various ways.