Projects that point the way to a more sustainable world


Ecologic Studio, PhotoSynthetica, urban curtains in Dublin and Helsinki. Ph Tuomas Uusheimo 

From bathroom furniture industry technological solutions to Papanek’s Green Imperative book, five concrete examples for green change

Water Saving in the Bathroom Furniture Industry

Low-consumption products and technological solutions that foster more attentive use of water: the current state of play with Elia Vismara, President of Assobagno, Fima di Carlo Frattini, CRISTINA Rubinetterie, Ceramica Cielo, Fantini and antoniolupi


Serie Fit, Fima Carlo Frattini, photo courtesy


ADI and the Path to More Responsible Design

For the first time ever, the Compasso d’Oro award focuses on the theme of “Sustainable and Responsible Development”. This decision not only reflects current concerns, it belongs to a journey that began almost thirty-five years ago, as the ADI Sustainability Commission tells us.


ADI Design Index 2021, Roma

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Nudo: Designed Around a Fruit Crate

To cut waste and boost circularity, the new local shop format Francesco Faccin designed for EcorNaturaSì channels the 40 x 60 module of crates used throughout the agricultural chain.


Francesco Faccin, Ph. Veronica Camera, Studio Francesco Faccin


Gallery Climate Coalition: What Design can Learn from Art

In Italy, contemporary art galleries are now networking to reduce their energy footprint. The tools and guidelines they use offer an example of environmentally friendly best practice that may successfully be applied to the field of design.


Gallery Climate Coalition, Frieze London, photo courtesy


Papanek’s Green Imperative: An Ethically Responsible Future for Design

The sustainable design pioneer’s ever-relevant book forces us to embrace ecological consciousness in our practice, advocating for a new, nature-centric era of design.


Green Imperative, Victor Papanek

25 March 2022