Tag Archives: sustainable design

  • The design industry is uniting to combat climate change 

    The design industry is uniting to combat climate change 

    This summer in Australia was devastating. We endured catastrophic bushfires, followed by dust storms, torrential rain and flash floods. These events caused mass destruction to lives, homes, communities and wildlife. At KE-ZU we are extremely conscious of our impact on the environment, we are pleased to the design and architecture indu...
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  • Tipo Chairs at Toyota Material Handling Australia

    Tipo Chairs at Toyota Material Handling Australia

    Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) opened its brand-new state-of-the-art facility in Gepps Cross, South Australia in May 2019. With a strong focus on the environment and sustainability, TMHA specified axona AICHI’s Tipo chair, which has a history of being manufactured with recycled Toyota automobile parts. The Tipo chair provi...
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  • 15 Easy Ways to be more Eco-friendly

    15 Easy Ways to be more Eco-friendly

    It can be easy to make small changes that have a less detrimental effect on our environment. It’s all about forming a new habit and making them part of your routine. For the home, workplace or when you’re out and about, these are 15 easy ways to be more eco-friendly and reduce your environmental footprint. Out and about 1. ...
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  • An Ibiza State of Mind

    An Ibiza State of Mind

    Vondom and designer Eugeni Quitlett are doing their part to clean up the ocean. Their new collection, Ibiza, is made with salvaged plastics, such as single-use bottles, bags and straws, that have washed up on the shores of Ibiza – Quitlett’s hometown. Eight million metric tons of plastic are discarded in our oceans every year. Tha...
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  • Waste Not, Want Not: How KE-ZU is Reducing and Recycling Waste

    Waste Not, Want Not: How KE-ZU is Reducing and Recycling Waste

    Our policy for minimising waste is very simple: reduce, reuse and recycle. At KE-ZU we are extremely conscious of our environmental footprint and are working hard to minimise waste by frequently reviewing our current practices and implementing new strategies. We have recently become a member of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organi...
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  • Spotlight: Why you should choose LED

    Spotlight: Why you should choose LED

    Good design and energy efficiency can go hand in hand with LED lighting. Offering a greater lifespan and consuming less watts than incandescent bulbs, LEDs are a long-lasting, energy-efficient choice without any compromise on design. LEDs have a general life expectancy of 50,000 hours and consume 12 watts with 90 per cent of energy go...
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  • M114 Green Chair by Javier Mariscal

    M114 Green Chair by Javier Mariscal

    M114’s Green Chair by Javier Mariscal proves it’s easy being green. The affordable and sustainable chair is 100 per cent recycled and recyclable making it an eco-friendly and durable solution for a variety of public spaces. Barcelona-based M114 specialises in contemporary furniture and fittings and is committed to in...
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  • Hermès Sharpens Up...

    Hermès Sharpens Up...

    The annual Prix Émile Hermès has been awarded and it is no surprise that a number of the finalists hail from Japan.  2011's Jury President Mr Toyo Ito evidently saw great ingenuity in the submissions from his fellow countrymen and women... as do we! The brief called for designs to ecologically respond to the theme of: "Heat, me-hea...
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  • Rubber Dub Dub...

    Rubber Dub Dub...

    GOMA is the brainchild of Barcelona's Ainhoa Salgueiro. Residing for some time in Hà N?i, Vietnam and seeing the sheer volume of worn-out rubber tyres from bicycles, scooters and motorbikes being disposed as landfill or burnt off with noxious side-effects; Ainhoa turned to fashion as a means of re-purposing what was considered all bu...
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  • All Is Fair In... Europe

    All Is Fair In... Europe

    Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan pretty much takes the crown where design and furniture trade fairs are concerned.  Whether it's your favourite or the most groundbreaking is of course open to much discussion, however, it is undeniably one of the biggest events on the annual design calendar in so far as global pull and breadt...
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