UK Furniture Design Competition by Biome Lifestyle
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We've been pretty excited about Biome Lifestyle's innovative camping gear in the past, and this spring the folks over at Biome Lifestyle are using their success to encourage other British furniture designers by holding a Product Design Competition. The design must be as environmentally friendly as possible, but also include "good design, great style, strong ethics." The items featured on the Biome Lifestyle site are colorful, creative and add life to any home. Designers interested in the competition have the bar set pretty high.The winning design will be manufactured in time for Christmas 2009 and will, depending on the materials chosen, be manufactured in the UK or by one of Biome's ethical partners in Nepal, India or Vietnam. For those interested in the competition, and curious about which materials are possible options, the partners specialize in felt, bamboo and organic cotton.
Entries will be judged based on "product aesthetics, product originality, product potential, and most importantly "eco-credentials." The competition is open to only UK students in university, college or sixth form. Designs are due by May 1, 2009. For more information, check out Biome Lifestyle or contact Alexandra.
Biome Lifestyle is an online, green home retailer that features recycled, fair trade, organic and eco-friendly lifestyle products and gifts. :Biome LifestyleMore on Sustainable Furniture DesignRelief Chair by Ben MickusTurning the Tables: A Dozen Transformers That Grow, Shrink, Rise and DisappearMInimalist Soap Holder AlertA Living, Biodegradable Mushroom Chair by Shinwei Rhoda YenOne Pallet Kitchen Starts Small