GOING BACK TO THE ESSENTIALS

Last April, we’ve published our new e-book about the circular economy and circular design.
While researching for this new e-book, we’ve interviewed some emerging and renowned designers and companies. We came across amazing projects and products that apply some of the circular economy principles.

We have learnt so much from all these designers and companies, we’ve talked to, and one thing we have noticed it is how designers and architects are reclaiming the essential. They are going back to nature, to our history and identity in order to create products or services that not only reduce waste and pollution but can also help to regenerate natural systems.

Navigating through these scenarios have been really inspiring while we are in lockdown trying to reimagine a new future in a post-COVID19 world. We might not be able to get out physically from our homes, but our minds can surely travel and connect with amazing people around the world.

THE SEAWEED PAVILION

One of the projects we are featuring in our e-book is the “The Seaweed Pavilion” built by bio-based designer and architectural technologist Kathryn Larsen in collaboration with a team of former and current students at the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology. Larsen and her team created this project based on the vernacular construction methods that are often forgotten as sustainable solutions, with local materials and builders. The Seaweed Pavilion explores a return to ethical, community building, and the impact it can have on the individuals participating.

Eelgrass was once used as insulation material and as roofing on the island of Læsø. The material is rot-resistant, fire-resistant, is non-toxic and can support local plant life, yet there is a lot of prejudice against seaweed as a building material. By creating a public pavilion and inviting people to take a seat under the seaweed, the team hope to change the perception about this eco-friendly material.

www.kathrynlarsen.com
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CURIOUS?

If you want to find out more about designers and companies working with the principle of the circular economy. Check out our new e-book here.

WHAT WILL YOU FIND IN THE E-BOOK?

 ✔Key concepts within the linear economy
✔Key concepts & principles within the circular economy
✔An essential glossary for the circular economy
✔Benefits of the circular economy
✔Circular design overview
✔6 Circular design strategies
✔News and Innovations from European Design Fairs & Events
✔15 Exclusive interviews with emerging & renowned designers
✔More than 20 case studies from brands & designers
✔More than 150 pages
✔More than 7000 words

Check out our e-book and help us to spread the word about the circular economy and circular design.

*Cover Ph Credit: Anders Lorentzen, KEA Communications

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