Conscious Designs: You + Design = Happiness


The guys at New Zealand's Conscious Design have been hard at work ever since winning Design Institute of New Zealand's BeST Award last year. Recognized for Tio, a lounge chair with the chameleon-like ability to change colors at the drop of a hat to match any interior, they've been moving forward with the idea that "design makes everything easier, faster, more efficient and more intuitive." As they continue to design, holding sustainability and functionality in equally high regard, products like this dining table have been the result; made from sustainably-grown New Zealand pine, it fits the "If you can design something to be sustainable then why wouldn't you?" ideals put forward by design duo Nathan Goldsworthy and James Whitta. Tio will cross the pond and be available in the States soon; in the meantime, we'll be waiting and watching for the next big thing from these up-and-coming designers. ::Conscious Design via

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