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Ecodesign: Ecofriendly Objects for Everyday Use
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Ecodesign: Ecofriendly Objects for Everyday Use

by Brunella Cozzo, Paolo Tamborrini, Paola Tamborrini
 
Ecodesign considers every project a lifecycle that has to be well thought-out, from production to disposal. This new green esthetics reflect a dynamic lifestyle that imaginatively brings together design, innovation, and dealing with resources responsibly. The objects and products featured in this book provide attractive solutions for the demands of contemporary life.

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Ecodesign considers every project a lifecycle that has to be well thought-out, from production to disposal. This new green esthetics reflect a dynamic lifestyle that imaginatively brings together design, innovation, and dealing with resources responsibly. The objects and products featured in this book provide attractive solutions for the demands of contemporary life. A wide, fascinating range of unusual possibilities is presented on 352 richly-illustrated pages: from stylish energy wonders for everyday life and multifunctional systems of furniture to the natural cosmetics of the future. The book also offers an insight in the basic principles of ecodesign. This illustrated volume sets benchmarks concerning topicality and modern, stylish product design.

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Library Journal
The monosyllable green has taken on new meaning in the general population, to the credit of activists formerly known as natural resources conservationists, ecologists, and advocates of sustainability. This handsomely produced volume—essentially a product catalog—also addresses the role of the designers who produce utilitarian objects that, in their materials and manufacture, are environmentally friendly. Following a brief introduction that defines ecodesign, the first chapter outlines ten approaches to best practices, from minimizing polluting emissions to reducing the amount of material consumed. Concise introductions and pictorial surveys of products designed in accordance with the ten principles are laid out in eight sections: household appliances, furniture, light and energy, transportation, clothing and accessories, toys, packaging, and graphic design. In many cases, the trilingual description (English, German, French) does not fully explain the ecological nature of the product, as with Yves Béhar's Kada, a multifunctional stool/table that folds flat. VERDICT Alastair Fuad-Luke's ecoDESIGN: The Sourcebook is a more systematically assembled and more informative option. For large or comprehensive art and design collections only.—Paul Glassman, Felician Coll. Lib., Lodi, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783833163081
Publisher:
h.f.ullmann publishing
Publication date:
01/09/2012
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Silvia Barbero is Assistant Professor in Design at Polytechnic University of Turin and author of several publications on design and environmental sustainability.

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