In Smart Room Barcelona we think that everyday there is more people aware of the environmental impact generated by our consumption decisions. The materials we choose to finish our house, the packaging of the items we buy in any store, the waste that is generated when an appliance stops working, etc.

Design focused on reducing environmental impact is known as “ecodesign”. Its objective is to improve the environmental efficiency of products throughout their life cycle (creation, manufacture, packaging, transport, distribution, use, maintenance, end of life and treatment as waste).

Hundreds of designers are joining this way of working. We propose three examples:

Piet Hein Eek (https://pietheineek.nl/en)

His designs are characterized by using simple materials, in a traditional way. It advocates for sustainability and social responsibility in the production of its furniture. Not only does it propose a piece of furniture made of recycled material: visually it is known that the materials are reusable. However, it achieves the opposite effect, proposing unique pieces that look like small works of art.

Furniture made of wooden scraps. Design and pics by Piet Hein Eek.

David Trubridge (https://davidtrubridge.com/nz/)

The New Zealander designer uses local raw materials for his designs, and he is considered a modern craftsman who experiments with wood. It is identified with the trend of ‘raw sophistication’ or ‘raw sophistication’.

(The Cloud lamps are a redesign that was originally produced in plastic but was discontinued due to its negative environmental impact. Today it is produced in bamboo and is an example that rectifying is wise. Be careful with the packaging, which is super flat!).

Lamp made of bamboo, the improved object which was originally designed in plastic. Design and pics by David Trubridge.

Campana Design (http://campanas.com.br/)

The Brazilian studio of the brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana designs pieces inspired by the culture and traditions of their country. In some pieces of their work they use and reinterpret materials from everyday life that are usually recycled, such as fabric waste, teddies, ropes, pieces of glass, plastics, etc.

Lamps made of broken glass; shoes made of recycled plastic. Design and pics by Campana Brothers.