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Sunflower

The Sunflower is a solar lunch box that combines heating and cooling technologies all in one portable appliance. It allows you to heat up or to cool down your meal while you are outdoors, giving you the convenience of the household without the attached home appliances. The Sunflower is an ecological appliance that collects the sun's energy through a series of solar panels that spread like the petals of a flower. The Sunflower represents a new way of using alternative sources of sustainable energy - a utopian way of thinking for usage in our everyday life.

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Chilote House Shoes

The Chilote Shoe is a design-craft product hand-made by women in and near the Chilean Patagonia using only repurposed and up-cycled salmon leather and raw natural wool. This simple, noble, extremely comfortable and highly sustainable indoor shoe redefines the concept of inclusive and conscious consumption. It is the result of the synergy created by design guided craftsmanship, noble renewable materials from the Patagonia, and a disruptive socially inclusive production ecosystem. Each unit features a unique QR that links to specific details of the individuals involved in it's production.

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Triton

Triton is an alternative warning and guidance system used on the sea. The design is self contained and does not need a substructure. It uses sustainable energies. Triton, meaning The Little Sea God, symbolizes self reliance, durability and the perfect harmony with its environment. The name of the product is chosen especially since the name has the potential to emphasize the visual triplets of the form.

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Festival Village

Festival Village was designed as the social hub of Festival of the World, a summer arts festival organised by London's Southbank Centre in 2012. The space was designed and built collaboratively. Over 200+ staff and local volunteers worked together using 5+ tons of reclaimed materials to deliver the project. The space performed multiple functions from rehearsal space to dining space and from meeting space to touchdown workspace. Southbank Centre described Festival Village as "a demonstration of the power of what can be achieved when people work together to create something new".

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Puncheart

This project is focused upon the design of the new concept of a punching tool that is able to make a hole large enough for a coin. This ability gives this project its unique edge and innovative design. With this punching tool, we are able to produce our own coin boxes by ourselves using empty bottles. These can then be used as donation boxes, with the money we save being donated to the third world. It is not only a tool for giving money, but also for sharing our love with one another. After donation, donors can receive feedback via UNICEF, such as photos and letters, from the people.

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Smartstreets-Smartbin™

A multiple patented litter bin with unique capabilities, the Smartbin™ complements existing street infrastructure mounting as a twin, back-to-back around any size or shape of lamp post or sign post, or in solo format onto walls, railings and plinths. This releases new, unexpected value from existing streets assets to create networks of convenient, predictably located cigarette and gum litter bins which are always within reach, without adding clutter to the street scene. The Smartbin is transforming street care in cities worldwide by enabling an effective response to cigarette and gum litter.

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Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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