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Solid Textile Board Benches
Designer Max Lamb utilised cotton and wool waste to create 12 beautiful benches for a Milan design week installation. The collection aims to challenge the architecture and design industries’ use of resources, while also celebrating the unique properties of new sustainably manufactured materials. Over 15 million tons of used textile waste is generated each year in the U.S. alone, and this amount has doubled over the past 20 years.
This portable battery created by Daniel Becerra provides mobile power, internet and services to customers in North India. At BuffaloGrid’s core is a battery which is kept topped up by agents who travel from village to village, as well as through the use of solar panels. Customers purchase power by sending a premium-rate text message to unlock one full charge from a USB charging port. It’s nothing short of a lifeline for communities in rural India.
Developed by an organisation working to create public places for dance, Dansbana! Vårby gård, is a space designed specifically for girls to practice dancing, with a high-quality sound system made of bright metal-clad speakers. The geniuses behind it are Anna Fridolin, Anna Pang and Teres Selberg, and is located under a subway bridge in Sweden. Girls can connect their phone via Bluetooth to the system and practise their dance moves without feeling self conscious, but there are also mixed sex dance spaces too.
The Pilot translating earpiece
Waverly Labs has given us a glimpse into the world of tomorrow with the first translating earpiece. The Pilot earpiece translates between users speaking different languages, and currently works with 15 different languages. It uses two microphones for noise cancellation and translates simultaneously without interruption. It was part of a crowd funding campaign that raised more than 5 million dollars for pre-sale.
Discover over 60 global projects that have been nominated for 2018s Beazley Designs of the Year at the Design Museum until 18 February #BeazleyDesignsoftheYear