Articles tagged Sustainability


How Vola illustrates the beauty of circularity

Horsens, Denmark – For its fiftieth year, Vola has created a celebratory video series to showcase the circular economy built into every step of their design process.


QO Hotel's integrated sustainable concept

Amsterdam – TANK architectural studio uses biomimetics to inform the design of the newly created QO Hotel.


The future of sustainable design is in the sum of its parts

Barcelona – Iberital’s focus on intentional design earns the intuitive VISION espresso machine an award for sustainability in design.


Redefining imitation materials, Jorge Penadés restructures leather

Madrid – In Frame 122, we look at surfaces and materials that are not what they seem: from Kengo Kuma’s hardwood veneers to Onno Adriaanse’s foam shelving.


This year, experience four seasons of sustainable design innovation

Milan – The ideals of the Salone del Mobile will be housed in a multi-season structure, revealing the potential for innovations that not only respect nature, but embrace it.


The new generation of hostels is building without barriers

Bayreuth, Germany – The Bayreuth Youth Hostel designed by LAVA redefines the open-plan concept with its barrier-free environment for entertainment, comfort and communication.


At Frame Lab, Wellsun transforms glass façades into energy converters

Amsterdam – Amongst the line-up of future-facing exhibitions at Frame Lab, discover Lumiduct, a revolutionary solar panel paving the way for energy-neutral structures. 


At Frame Lab, Studio Klarenbeek & Dros 3D prints with a unique sustainable material

AMSTERDAM – Algae are becoming an alternative for everything from fossil fuels to 3D printer filaments. Discover it in action at Frame Lab 2018!

Top marks in sustainability: Tisca’s GOTS-certified Respect collection uses plant-based dyes. Photo © Fletco

The world of flooring has environmental sustainability covered

Hanover, Germany – Whether in hand-finished hardwood or laser-cut carpet, environmentally conscious practices are increasingly paramount when it comes to flooring.


Five products leading the way to our sun-fuelled future

Trends – Designers are integrating solar technology into everyday objects, transforming human environments with their future-conscious focus on sustainability.

People’s Pavilion by bureau SLA and Overtreders W. Photo Jeroen van der Wielen

Bureau SLA & Overtreders W build a pavilion with only borrowed materials

EINDHOVEN – Here, the entirety of the People’s Pavilion – a central piece at this year’s Dutch Design Week – is borrowed and will be returned to the owners, including …

Town Hall by cepezed. Photo Lucas van der Wee & Gert-Jan Vlekke

The Town Hall by Cepezed is a greenhouse for all

NAALDWIJK – Known for its horticulture in greenhouses, the Westland in the Netherlands can welcome a new ‘greenhouse’ with Cepezed’s town hall.