Understanding, employing, emulating the nature, source of resources and design methods. The nature provides new solutions to allow humankind to look further and to interact with the entire ecosystem in sustainable and innovative ways.
Could Black Be the New Gold? Design-Driven Challenges in New Sustainable Luxury Materials for Jewelry
This article deals with a case study within the European EcoDesign Network research project, aimed at investigating how sustainable design can help prestigious companies pinpoint new materials for the creation of jewelry, focusing on new and environmentally friendly opportunities…
The air, defined as a combination of oxygen, nitrogen, and small quantities of other gases that surround our Planet and form its atmosphere, can also be considered as one of the main materials used in various sectors, from packaging to sport, from automotive to safety.
From the luxury icon to a hygienic material, from sculpted to shaped, to moulded: this article offers to the reader an overview on the last stone-derived materials and technologies for the design project.
Observing many different realities that act to preserve our roots, it is important to start questioning the value of the past for the future of the Planet. Dynamic preservation, rediscovery of old processes and cultural heritage, increasing of archaic awareness, could be key values for future innovations?