As part of its Green Space initiative, SPACE, in collaboration with Cubes magazine, has selected 5 product champions in sustainability to highlight in the month of April.
28 March, 2012
Space has long been an impassioned champion of original designs that are made responsibly, ethically and sustainably and it was with such fervent beliefs in mind that the company launched its ‘Green Space’ initiative last year to inform, inspire and educate all lovers of original design.
This year, Space, in partnership with Cubes magazine, will shine the spotlight on 5 ‘Green Space Heroes’ – products that are produced in a sustainable way and, importantly, are made to last. In each, ‘quality’, ‘high standards of manufacture’ and ‘durability’ form the basis of it selection.
5 design firms have been invited to create an installation around one of the 5 Heroes. These creations will then be unveiled at the cocktail event on 12 April in the Space Asia Hub, kicking off a month-long celebration of Earth Day, held on 22 April.
Meet the Green Space Heroes!
B&B Italia Husk chair by Patricia Urquiola
The Husk chair designed by Patricia Urquiola is a highly versatile armchair made up of 2 basic elements – a moulded plastic shell and a series of soft cushions. With this project, B&B Italia has embraced the ecological theme by using both recycled and recyclable materials. The components can also be fully disassembled in future – thereby simplifying the recycling process and reducing any negative impact on the environment.
Green Space installation by Peter Tay
Carl Hansen Wishbone chair by Hans J. Wegner
The Wishbone chair or CH24, which was conceived by Hans J. Wegner in 1950, is today one of the most recognisable icons associated with Danish modern design.
It’s made out of biodegradable materials from sustainable reserves – paper cord for the seat to Danish hardwoods – making this a completely eco-fabricated chair.
Green Space installation by Studio Terre
Emeco Navy Chair
Emeco’s approach to the design and fabrication of the Navy chair can best be described as ‘visionary’. Introduced in the 1940s, the chair is made of 80% recycled aluminium and offers what no other chair will – a 150-year lifetime warranty.
Recently, as an innovative example in up-cycling, Emeco partnered with the Coca Cola Company to design and fabricate a new 111 Navy chair made of 111 recycled PET coke bottles, a move that further cemented its leadership in sustainability.
Green Space installation by Takenouchi Webb
Fritz Hansen Series 7 chair by Arne Jacobsen
More than 50 years after Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7 stacking chair appeared on the scene, it’s still considered by many to be the embodiment of good design.
And this year, Fritz Hansen has started on the process required as part of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). This means that veneer used for the manufacture of the Series 7 chair is sourced from forests that are not only environmentally sustainable but socially and economically too.
Green Space installation by Ministry of Design
Flos Kelvin LED light by Antonio Citterio
The Flos Kelvin LED designed by Antonio Citterio is a culmination of in-depth technical research and advanced light optimisation and energy saving studies. In its function, Kelvin LED provides direct light, features a double arm and an adjustable head, and the switch is cleverly positioned on the head and operated by way of sensor technology. On the sustainable front, the highly efficient light is made of recyclable materials, painted in non-toxic paint, and has a low power consumption of only 8w.
Green Space installation by Hjgher
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