Recent Case Studies

Rotation moulded furniture
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-28 17:00:51 UTC
Outdoor furniture lends itself well for rotation moulding. The products are closed shapes and therefor resistant against weather and rain. Roto-moulded or rotation moulded products are typical, when no inserts are used, made from one material and therefore …
Design for lightweight; Audi Space Frame
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-22 08:52:04 UTC
Revolutionary lightweight design The innovative Audi Space Frame (ASF) is exceptionally strong but substantially lighter than a metal chassis. Safety, performance and handling are all enhanced through the careful hand-welding of magnesium and aluminium …
Low cost infant warmer for premature born baby's
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-19 19:22:25 UTC
Embrace has developed an innovative, low cost infant warmer for vulnerable babies in developing countries. Over 20 million low-birth-weight and premature babies are born every year around the world, and over 4 million die within their first month of life. …
Masterclass: Strategies for Sustainable Design
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-18 12:46:00 UTC
24/25th of April Conny Bakker, Associate Professor Design for Sustainability at TU Delft’s Industrial Design Engineering department runs a two day workshop for design professionals to explore sustainable design strategies and apply, Cradle to Cradle, Biomimicry …
Upcycling, an upgrade from recycling
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-13 19:42:14 UTC
Mile High Club is a water-resistant, handmade exclusive women’s parka with pockets, gathered waist with adjustable pull strings, and zippered hood. Ingredients: Retired Virgin hot air balloon ‘Tango’. New zipper and toggles. Colour: Virgin red. Screenprinted …
Carpet cleans the air
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-11 21:35:06 UTC
Desso is a dutch carpet manufacturer which commited itselfs a few years ago to go Cradle to Cradle and even go beyond that to innovate in ways to not only don’t harm people with the use and production of their products but improve quality of life for their …
Establishing a sustainable fashion line
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-05 08:25:51 UTC
“Naturevsfuture® is an artistic expression of organic futurism via clothing. Blending innovative, sculptural design with natural & sustainable fabrics naturevsfuture® is designed with an eco-conscious approach. NVF acknowledges the increased environmental …
Make to order not for stock
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-02-16 14:54:59 UTC
FEIT was founded in 2005 as a response to a mass produced, bottom line driven industry. An industry disconnected from the traditional art of shoe making. All FEIT products are made by hand using natural materials. They work with the finest suppliers …
Enter Biophilia Design Contest
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-02-08 12:31:58 UTC
Interface Biophilia Design Contest closing date April first 2013. This contest for architects and (interior) designers challenges to design corresponding to nature and human experiences. Send …
Bamboo as language and basis for a chair
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-01-29 22:14:03 UTC
Creation “9707”: Bamboo Chair The Bamboo chair was designed to commemorate the ten year anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China. The chair celebrates both China’s heritage, as well as the country’s transition into the modern 21st century. Bamboo …


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