Books: Experimental Eco->Design

After the latest Spanish one, here’s an English book on eco design. Experimental Eco->Design is not only a collection of objects made from recycled or reused materials but offers a much broader range of the latest projects to make one's lifestyle greener and definitely more exciting. It features designers like Demano, Edwin Datschefski, Tom Dixon, American Apparel, Droog designer Richard Hutten and even the Easyjet hotels. Each design example gives you a clear description of the product as well as beautiful images and a who, what, where, materials and qualities overview. Efficiency by design, imaginative re-use, transforming materials and social sensibility are the categories under which the chosen designs are presented. As well as inspiration it has an extensive directory of material sources, manufacturers, designers and organisations. By Cara Browet & Rachel Mallory, $45/ £30, Hardback, 176 Pages, Nov.2005, ISBN: 2-88046-817-5, publisher ::RotoVision via ::ras, one of the best design bookshops in Barcelona.

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