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DESIGNERS SELECT Eco Products Designers name their favorite recent sustainable products Don Ricker Maharam: The Firm Reader Service No. 210 Carnegie: Xorel Graphics Reader Service No. 211 Associate Principal tvsdesign Chicago “It reminds me of Thai Buddhist robes in vibrant turquoise and sunflower yellow. The natural fiber content reduces environmental impact and brings peaceful energy through the large patterns and crisp color combinations.” “Xorel Graphics brings vision to life and provides permanence through the durability of Xorel. And the Responsible Return Program allows it to be recycled after use for the next generation’s design inspiration.” Marjorie Platzker, ASID Cosentino: ECO by Cosentino Reader Service No. 212 Coverings Etc: Bio-Luminum Reader Service No. 213 ECO98: Pinnacle and Plains Reader Service No. 214 Interior Design Director NBBJ Los Angeles “It is solid surfacing made of 75 percent recycled material from mirrors, windshields, bottles, etc. It can be used as a substitute for Corian—I like having that option!” “I like the fact that these panels are 100 percent recycled aluminum sourced from retired aircrafts.” “They both have a fiber wear layer made from recycled plastic bottles and fusion-bonded recycled rubber backing. The charcoal grey looks flanneled. What’s not to love?!” Richard Mark Emeco: Broom Chair Reader Service No. 215 e2e: Biocomposite Material Reader Service No. 216 Jake Dyson: CSYS Task Light Reader Service No. 217 Design Principal KlingStubbins Philadelphia “The chair gets its name because it’s made from 90 percent industrial waste plastic and wood scraps that are collected by sweeping up factory floors. Designed by one of my all time favorite product designers, Philippe Starck, the chair is well priced, comes in great colors, and is cool looking, too.” “I am always looking for sustainable materials to fabricate furniture. The Biocomposite Material is a high-strength, lightweight composite made from biodegradable sources like soy, jute, and flax, and requires two-thirds less energy to produce than particleboard or MDF. I’ll be watching to see how e2e will expand its product line.” “Aside from the intriguing aesthetic, sublime mechanics, and white light quality, I love this LED lamp for its heat pipe technology, the same technology used to cool microprocessors. Since heat is the limiting factor in lamp longevity, this allows the lamp to last 160,000 hours. That means changing a light bulb once every 37 years!” 74 SEPTEMBER 2012

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Contract - September 2012
Industry News
Product Focus: Come Sail Away
Eneco Headquarters
Park Hyatt Hadahaa
Perkins+Will Atlanta
DPR Construction
Iowa Utilities Board | Office of Consumer Advocate
25hours Hotel Hamburg
Practice: What Is Next in Sustainable Design?
Competition: Design Is…
Exhibition: George Nelson at Cranbrook Art Museum
Designers Select: Eco Products
Ad Index
Exhibition: Gio Ponti at the Venice Biennale

Contract - September 2012