Category Archives: Environmental

Stopping ENERGY LEAKS (infographic)

We are traditionally very concerning about sustainability of or homes here in Scandinavia, and construction of well insulated and energy-sufficient houses was a first priority throughout ages – and it’s not a surprise, because we spend a bigger part of our life in cold seasons. In other hand it’s always good to improve our habitats and to research even more productive and efficient solutions.   This great infographic shows in very easy to perception way the benefits of insulation and teaches us why it’s important.…

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Permanent Installation in Måltidets Hus (The House of Food) in Stavanger, Norway

Måltidets Hus is the new 9000 m2 national and international resource centre for food development, host of the Gastronomic Institute and Norwegian chef team. Ralston & Bau was commissioned by Figgjo to make a permanent installation in the reception hall. A central wall that runs three flights high was transformed into a generous, vertical feast table. Combined iconic Figgjo dishes form organic shaped plates and bowls of the table, the wall was covered with an innovative laminated wood material simulating a linen table cloth. The…

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VANN – combined seat and light fixture for outdoors from ELI GNOSJÖ AB

During Elfack Fair in Gothenburg traditionally organized Elfack Design Award design competition. Among 16 selected contributions the VANN project was selected as winner . The jury, which has selected contributions are Kaj Abbe Herd, Region Manager for SVID (Swedish Industrial Design Foundation) and Kalle Klockars, Studio Manager at Propeller. They describe the product as “smart, well made and the Nordic light”. Vann is a new type of product that works as furniture and light fixture. Applications are all types of outdoor environments where you want…

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DESIGN 21: Sustainable Wood Competition and Challenge

Call for Entries! Sustainable Wood Competition and Challenge DESIGN 21 is pleased to announce a new set of environmentally conscious initiatives for The Nature Conservancy and FSC-US. [Wood, Paper, Checkmark](http://design21.cmail2.com/l/529318/4ym4yi11/t) Design an awareness campaign for sustainable forestry Prize Pool: $10,000 Deadline: January 13, 2009 [Going With the Grain](http://design21.cmail2.com/l/529318/4ym4yi11/i) Design an object using one sheet of sustainable wood Prize: 2 prototypes made – one for you, one for auction to benefit TNC’s Forestry Program Deadline: June 2, 2009 Visit [www.design21sdn.com](http://design21.cmail2.com/l/529318/4ym4yi11/1) for details

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Vitrulux stand on FinnBuild '08

[VITRULUX Oy](http://vitrulux.com/) specializes in design and installation of complex and high-tech fasade lighting systems for buildings and other urban structures. Our company builds on serious innovative decisions. Come visit us at [FinnBuild ’08](http://www.finnexpo.fi/finnbuild/) in lot 5g19 starting on the 24th of September, 2008 for a hands-on presentation of our technology. We will be glad to talk and to answer any of your questions. FinnBuild is the most important building and building services exhibition in Finland. FinnBuild is now arranged for the 18th time and once…

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Transplant

Transplant is a design and business centre which allows you to go from idea to final concept without wasting time. A creative plateform with room for exhibitions, seminars and meetings, a place for small and grand occasions alike. Our tools for design and product development – the material library and the prototype workshop – are unique resources at your disposal. The building, which is designed by architect Attila Eris (known for example for his work with Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern, on appointment by Renzo Piano),…

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Shall the Nordic Region be a GMO-free zone in the future?

“The Nordic Region should be declared free of genetically modified organisms and the Nordic countries should join other European states like Austria, Greece and Poland, which have already declared themselves GMO-free zones,” according to a proposal by the Lef-Socialist Green Group (VSG) on the Nordic Council. “Research suggests that the use of genetically modified products has a negative impact on health,”(…) “It would provide a boost to sustainable development and underpin the positive environmental and health image the Nordic Region aims to project,” says the…

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Brought by NOKIA: Pangea Day

Pangea Day taps the power of film to strengthen tolerance and compassion while uniting millions of people to build a better future. In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict, it’s easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. Pangea Day seeks to overcome that – to help people see themselves in others – through the power of film. On May 10, 2008 – Pangea Day – sites in Cairo, Dharamsala, Kigali, London, New York City, Ramallah,…

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