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Seriously Sustainable Style 2008

Six environmentally conscious design studios were asked to create eco-friendly living spaces for the AIFF in Sydney. Their green tinged innovations stole the whole show.

Seriously Sustainable Style 2008


February 26th, 2008

Create an eco-friendly living space. This was the brief.

Sustainable Style – a section at the Australian International Furniture Fair in Sydney in February – asked six design/architecture studios to create their own eco-designed living space. Six spaces were occupied with six brilliant ideas. Here is a brief look at four of them. Get ready for the future of sustainable design…



Mackenzie-Pronk architects collaborated with Steensen Varming Australia to create the ’Nest’. Re-use of resources was the focus here with plantable seeds embedded in recycled material.






Arthur Koutoulas chose to design an object as an art installation, fashioned from Joyce Foam sustainable foam. The shape of a Lamborghini car was used by Arthur in jest as a symbol of everything un-environmentally friendly in today’s world.





Environastudio created ’MicroMaisonette’ – a living area made of cardboard. The project was a prototype of a 15sqm apartment, constructed from Xanita xb fully recyclable cardboard. It is arranged so that it can be folded away making room for versatility in the function of the room. Kitchen, bedroom and lounge in one.





Marcus Trimble of the Super Colossal architectural office, Sydney, designed a perforated sea creature, rendered in recycled cardboard- creating a deep sea themed, flat-packed, sustainable cubby-house.



Images courtesy of Marie Brokensha

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