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3 Sustainable Cladding Innovations That Push Material Boundaries

3 Sustainable Cladding Innovations That Push Material Boundaries

With more and more companies coming up with sustainable options for cladding, there’s no reason not to go green. Here are just three examples.

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17 hours ago

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How a ‘Lord of the Rings’ Designer Developed Architectural Chainmail

How a ‘Lord of the Rings’ Designer Developed Architectural Chainmail

Kayne Horsham, a former costume designer, patented a chainmail – or ‘Kayne’s mail’ – for dressing up buildings.

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4 days ago

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Utilitarian Products That Balance Beauty and Raw Functionality

Utilitarian Products That Balance Beauty and Raw Functionality

Excellent design often emerges from narrowing an object’s purpose, reducing it to its essential elements and obsessing over user experience. That’s why these five products, by String, Normann Copenhagen, Helinox and more, have caught our eye.

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4 days ago

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This Kiosk Brings Gelato to Non-Gelato Places

This Kiosk Brings Gelato to Non-Gelato Places

PopApp, a 2018 Compasso d’Oro winner designed by Ifi, is a tiny gelato stand that can be transported to places that are sorely lacking gelato stands.

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5 days ago

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How Steelcase Used the Power of Polymer to Build a Better Chair

How Steelcase Used the Power of Polymer to Build a Better Chair

For Silq, its new task chair, Steelcase replaces complex mechanisms with a single responsive substance.

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11 days ago

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The Bow Chair is Zaha Hadid’s Botanical Seat of the Future

The Bow Chair is Zaha Hadid’s Botanical Seat of the Future

Zaha Hadid Architects designed the Bow Chair, a perch created with 3D-printed bioplastics that nods to the natural world.

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17 days ago

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Beau Lake Brings Beauty and Craftsmanship to the Cottage

Beau Lake Brings Beauty and Craftsmanship to the Cottage

Founded by Lee Kline and Paul Lavoie, Beau Lake is an outdoor sports gear company focused on quality design. With paddle boards, pedal boats and dock chairs, the brand is making waterside recreation a thing of beauty.

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18 days ago

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2018 AZ Awards of Merit: Social Good

2018 AZ Awards of Merit: Social Good

An inventive water-distilling device, a community-focused guest house and a hostel providing in-patient treatment to Indigenous Australians prove that design can be a powerful agent for social change. Here are the recipients of the 2018 AZ Awards of Merit in the Social Good category.

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22 days ago

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2018 AZ Awards Winner: Architectural/Interior Products

2018 AZ Awards Winner: Architectural/Interior Products

Patrick Norquet’s Pure Paper Color takes paper, available in flat sheets or gently embossed in a number of patterns, and transforms it into a building material. The Ober product is the 2018 AZ Awards Winner for Architectural/Interior Products.

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22 days ago

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2018 AZ Awards Winner: Furniture

2018 AZ Awards Winner: Furniture

The Axyl Chair, designed by Benjamin Hubert and manufactured by Allermuir, is stackable and built on inverted, Y-shaped legs. Better yet: it was engineered to ensure that its footprint would be as minimal as possible.

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22 days ago

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