The first time [re]design hit the London Design Festival was with Good & Gorgeous objects, the second with eco-friendly chairs in an exhibition called SIT UP, and last year they lit it up with a series of green lighting designs. This year, the London-based promoters of sustainable design are Doing It For The Kids.As it explains on the [re]design web site, Doing It For The Kids is an exhibition of sustainable play design. The project explores play types, the importance of play in child development, how toys help mould our kids’ values and how they impact on the environment. The exhibition will present examples of sustainable toys and other play resources that inspire designers, educators and parents to be more critical and creative.
Inspired? Are you a designer or toy company with sustainable toy and play products in development, about to be launched or already being marketed? If the answer is yes, supply an image of the design and up to 300 words on why it is sustainable, along with background on the designer/company behind the product/idea to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 10th!
The chosen design pieces will be exhibited at 100% Design London in September, at Design Event Newcastle in October and Design & the Technology Show Birmingham in November. The aim of the exhibition Doing It For The Kids is to build a rich picture of the possibilities of positive, greener play. Examples should demonstrating relevance, good design, positive play values, green materials, eco packaging, and lifecycle consideration. ::[re]design