Orikomi was born in 2013 when architects Ana Morgado and Maria do Carmo Caldeira took an interest in oragami and found a way to develop practical pieces of lighting using this technique. They were soon fascinated by the creative universe of origami and the art of folding paper into something beautiful and environmentally responsible. Thanks to their creativity and talent, we can enjoy a catalogue of sustainable lighting created from this ancient technique. We discussed experiences and reflections on design and architecture, their sustainable commitment and their partnership with Adobe for Women and we present their latest product: the Orikomi table lamp!
Twice a year Paris becomes home to the latest products, brightest designers, most inspirational workshops, and an endless source of creative energy and talent for no less that five consecutive days. With almost 3000 exhibitors from over 60 different countries and a total of over 78.000 unique visitors (data from the September 2017 edition) Maison&Objet Paris is an indispensable stop in the furniture fair circuit. We have lined up 10 brands - including our very own Reine Mere and It's About Romi - that not only focus on quality and aesthetics, but also have a clear social and environmental commitment.
The advance of 3D printing technology has been unstoppable for some years now and it has undoubtedly brought about a new industrial revolution. If we take into account the number of things that can already be done with a 3D printer, it seems that this technology has no limits. We look into the future of 3D technology, its sustainability potential and its domestic application.
Ecoproyecta was founded in 2005 as the joint project of an architect and an agricultural engineer, with the aim of bringing a more sustainable perspective and greater environmental sensitivity to the world of construction. Since then, the project has grown and consolidated, and is nowadays a collaborative network of professionals from different fields within architecture and engineering, focusing its activity on sustainable construction projects, and offering economically, environmentally and socially responsible solutions.
After years studying and working in some of the world’s biggest and most design-forward cities, Svenja and Henri Garbers developed Lasfera, their own vision of what design should be: Modern pieces with a twist of traditional crafting, state of the art technology and a strong sustainable commitment.
An intimate celebration or a big party, with family or with friends, Christmas is best enjoyed around a table. For lovers of good food and good serving, for that secret santa with a love of cooking, or why not, for yourself. We bring you ten products and eco-designers for a more practical, beautiful and sustainable kitchen.
In the past, implementing environmental solutions in buildings was little more than an experimental criterion. Nowadays, however, we can speak not only of bioclimatic architecture and low impact buildings, but of bioclimatic urbanism that takes into account as one of its fundamental variables the environment, and its development and protection.
A native Estonian, Jaanus Orgusaar began in 2010 with his design project where he explores the forms of nature through creating furniture designs from sustainable production, resulting in furniture that combines simplicity and refined beauty.
After an inspiring trip to India, where he first heard about Patravali plates; Pedram Zolgadri, together with Carolin Fiechter founded Leaf Republic. They manufacture plates and packaging material from leaves - natural, renewable and biodegradable. An innovative way to disrupt the packaging industry and help tackle the global plastic waste problem.
"Urbanization and development are inextricably linked and it is necessary to guarantee a way of ensuring the sustainability of growth. Urbanization has become a driving force and a source of development with the power to change and improve lives".