A fuel cell powered backpack and clothes made from sonic fabric are just two of the innovative ideas included in Green Design. By examining how companies such as American Apparel and Lego have been able to understand their places in the business world as places in the physical world, Green Design shows how designers and companies that take progressive, creative approaches to products and product marketing can satisfy bottom lines as they maintain environmental and social values.
Though the book features color photographs of all the small products mentioned, Green Design is not a glorified catalog. It is a collection of products that exemplifies the work of designers leading the trend for people to downsize and upgrade their lives for the betterment of one another and the world we share.
With essays by writers who have collectively contributed to Wired, Mother Jones, NPR’s All Things Considered, Entertainment Weekly, The Asian Wall Street Journal, Print, The San Francisco Chronicle, I.D., dwell and Photo District News, Green Design is a book suited for designers implementing aspects of green design and consumers who want to be informed about the products they buy.
|Con designers save the world?||p. 12|
|Green toys & games||p. 24|
|LEGO's : the key to immortality?||p. 27|
|Green objects||p. 66|
|Green energy||p. 94|
|What a drain!||p. 96|
|Green fabrics||p. 110|
|What's in a bag?||p. 112|
|Americal apparel : natural never looked so bloody hot||p. 128|
|Spotlight on : Alyce Santoro (creator of Sonic fabric)||p. 148|
|Green paper||p. 156|
|Paper as progress||p. 158|
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 30th June 2006
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 16.8 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.82