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Indesign In Focus: Sustainable Design

As designers, we are responsible for building and creating. But how can we design thoughtfully without waste? This weeks’ Indesign In Focus combines a list of sustainably designed products and accessories.

When we design, there are many things to keep in mind as a project evolves and grows – aesthetics, budget, functionality, and increasingly, sustainability. Sustainable design is about more than simply using recycled materials, it’s a philosophy that informs all aspects of design, and as we see in this Indesign In Focus, that does not mean compromising on style or functionality…

Re/Cover Green by Alternative Surfaces

RE/COVER Green has been designed to meet the growing ecological and sustainable demand within the architecture and interior design industries and is made of high-grade ecological elastomers and 90 per cent regenerative raw materials.

Drop Leaf Table by Temperature Design

Built in solid elm, the Drop Leaf Table is made from plantation grown sustainable timber, and when the two flaps on each end are extended the table seats four.

Marmi Porcelain Panels by Artedomus

Developed and made in Italy using leading technology, Marmi large format, fine profile pressed porcelain panels are strong, light, versatile, cost effective and made entirely from natural materials, offering architectural sustainability and unprecedented design flexibility.

Seam Bar Stool by Tait

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Seam is conceived with a design process not dissimilar to the way in which a piece of fabric is tailored into a form-fitting garment, a refined ‘seam’ along the spine of the chair making reference to a seam detail used in garment construction. Because the design allows the chair to be broken down into its individual parts, each component can be easily reused or repurposed.

OFFECCT Green Pedestals by Flokk

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The Green Pedestals are a part of OFFECCT’s O2asis project, which is an assortment of design products that when combined with vegetation, enhances and adds value to the work environment, specifically through a conscious use of greenery and improved air quality.

Carbon Neutral Floors by Interface

Carbon Neutral Floors marks the latest watershed moment in Interface’s Climate Take Back – an inspiring design project that seeks to reduce climate emissions to their absolute minimum. And the result is a product that is entirely carbon neutral, end-to-end.

X-50 Stackable Chairs by KE-ZU

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With a strong focus on functionality, sustainability and clean, crisp aesthetics, Axona Aichi present the X50 chair.

Kink Table & Bench by Tait

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Made from Australian sustainable Spotted Gum timber, the Kink table and bench has all the makings of an outdoor dining classic – with a little extra flavour.

Ecoustic Acoustic tiles by Instyle

Ecoustic Torque is based on low energy manufacturing and made from 100 per cent polyester with a minimum of 50 per cent recycled content. The tiles are certified low-VOC and Greentag Level A Certified.

HÅG Capisco Chairs by Flokk

Inspired by a horseback rider’s posture, the HÅG Capisco is a design icon that continues to withstand the test of time, offering endless ways to sit or half stand.

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