brit insurance design awards.

here are some of my favourites from the exhibition again at the design museum on shad thames in london. from the top we have l-e-d-l-e-d-l-e-d which is designed by dilight. the installation consists of hundreds of bead-shaped leds that sit along parallel horizontal wires that you can move and has an abacus feel to it. i really like this particular piece as it was interactive with the user. the next panda coin collecting installation is designed by jason bruges studio for WWF; in which the charity had asked artists and designers to create new works based on the famous collection boxes. the pandas turn towards you as you move as they have thermal camera above them which is pretty scary with their confrontational stare! this is supposed to make the viewers consider their impact upon the environment! next one down are one off pieces of furniture made by katharina mischer and thomas traxler who call themselves; mischer’traxler. solar energy+special mechanical apparatus+threads+a glue basin = their products on extremely basic terms. for more info please see their website at: http://www.mischertraxler.com. the next image of a chair is made from old palettes and crates! simple and completely affordable around the world. designer nina tolstrup has created simple assembly guidelines that can be ordered online for just £10. The next photo with underwear is designed by yves béhar. the label “PACT” is “an underwear brand that blends design and sustainability with support for powerful social and environmental causes” which have lovely surface pattern designs on ( : the next product is called kyoto box which is an oven powered solely by solar power! amazing! costing only £3.50 to make and reaching a top temperature of 80°C this product is a revolution! the inventor is a guy called jon bøhmer who is currently living in kenya, but was born in norway ( : and finally the last image is from the young creative network; they have installed a new lending library to help their local community. the library consists of books, magazines and other specially contributed periodicals that are freely available for loan. ( :

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